March 10, 2007

FIRE IN THE BELLY:

Thompson Nurses '08 Ambition, Friends Say (Mike Allen, March 10, 2007, Politico)

Fred Dalton Thompson was bored in the U.S. Senate and has had more fun playing District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC's "Law and Order." Now, close friends say he's flirting seriously with the ultimate audition: running for president of the United States.

The friends say Thompson, 64, is likely to assess his chances around the beginning of May. Thompson will have access to a sizable conservative audience in coming weeks as the substitute host on Paul Harvey's radio program, a heartland touchstone. Last year, ABC News Radio named Thompson special program host and senior analyst, leading to speculation he might be the heir apparent for Harvey, who's 88.

Thompson, 64, sees a potential opening in the unsettled field of Republican hopefuls as a no-nonsense, charismatic conservative who would offer reassurance at a time when voters are craving security, according to the friends.


Not too early to join the Dalton Gang....

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2007 10:29 PM
Comments

Just be sure to stay out of Coffeyville.

Posted by: jdkelly at March 11, 2007 6:24 AM

He's one Senator from Tennessee who would be able to carry his own state in a presidential election.

Posted by: Bartman at March 11, 2007 8:28 AM

My apologies to msmary. I just read the "Dark Horse" post below. She beat me to the "win Tenn." post.

Posted by: Bartman at March 11, 2007 8:36 AM
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