Demand grows for Thompson announcement
When Thompson does announce, the dynamics of the race for the Republican nomination will completely change. To this point, none of the frontrunners has captured the hearts of American conservatives. In particular, John McCain may have suffered irreparable damage due to his attachment to the failed immigration-reform bill. Thompson already ranks at or near the top of several nationwide polls without having made a formal announcement of his candidacy.
Even his ex-wife and some of his old flames in politics and entertainment have pledged to campaign for him. Country singer and former girlfriend Lorrie Morgan gushed, “I couldn’t think of a bad word to say about Fred if somebody put a gun to my head. Fred is a perfect example of chivalry. He’s the kind of man little girls dream about marrying...” It’ll be interesting to see whether Monica Lewinsky exhibits an equal measure of enthusiasm for Hillary’s candidacy.