I like Fred Thompson.
He played an Admiral in the 1990 movie "The Hunt for Red October." Here's a great line he delivered from that film:
"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."
What a perfect description of the events taking place in the movie... and today's presidential politics.
The senator is going to run for POTUS and everyone knows it. Welcome to the race Mr. Thompson. With this heavy weight entering the ring I believe it will be much easier to distinguish the serious contenders from the rest of the pack.
Romney, Thompson, McCain and Giuliani are the top tier candidates and everyone else is just clutter. Evaluate Thompson and he instantly becomes one of the top two picks of conservatives. How? It's a simple process of elimination:
McCain - The Border
Rudy - Abortion
Here's another quote from Thompson's character in Red October... "Russians don't take a dump, son, without a plan. " You can bet your Confederate Dollar that this southern senator has a plan. He's been waiting in the wings and weighing his options. He'll come out swinging this summer. He's on the Republican ticket.