Fred Thompson’s stock is rising in Florida too – or so it appears. He’s tripled his support there. Good for him. Again, this isn’t about him. This is about a GOP field so weak, so without evident soul, that Fred Thompson appears to be the savior. Maybe he will be. Maybe he is the next Ronald Reagan – the movie star (broadly defined) who rescues the Republicans and helps save the world from doom. Somehow, however, I doubt that is true.
Why? Well, for one thing, Reagan had a singular focus in his life – he really did want to end the world of communism. It is what drove him. It was a philosophical spine. Thompson doesn’t have that same thing. Unless we’ve all missed something it doesn’t appear that he wakes up every day wondering what he can do to achieve a particular end. Then again I could be wrong – wouldn’t be the first time this morning. I don’t think I am, however. Thompson seems little more than the fantasy girl for the GOPs season of discontent.