Sunday, May 6, 2007

Thompson sounding more and more like a candidate.

It seems to be a matter of when, not if, Fred Thompson will declare his candidacy.

Personally, I'm hoping he jumps into the fray soon!!

Fred Thompson isn't officially in the race for the Republican nomination yet, but the former Tennessee Senator and "Law & Order" star is sounding a lot like a candidate.

"If I didn't think I could win in November I wouldn't think about it," Thomspon said in an interview with Scott Baker for

Thompson said he "had some thoughts" about when he might officially jump into the crowded field of Republican candidates, but he said he wasn't "ready to talk about that too much."

But, if he commits to running for president, Thompson said he will not do it halfway.

"I'm not interested in winning a primary and losing in November," he said in the interview. "I'm not interested in being the tallest midget in the room."

I think Thompson was smart in waiting until after the first GOP debate, which took place last Thursday evening. This will allow some candidates to fall by the wayside (i.e. Ron Paul, Tommy Thompson, Tom Tancredo) and give Republican voters a clearer choice of whom to support. With 10 candidates currently in the mix, it's a little overwhelming for the average voter.

The smart money calls for an announcement in June or July.

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