Fred Thompson for President?
Jonathan Singer writes a longish and somewhat compelling argument that former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (who has recently taken to calling himself “Fred Dalton Thompson”), now returned to his acting gig, could emerge as the “consensus conservative” alternative. If nothing else, Joy McCann would be pleased.
I always liked Thompson but don’t recall many highlights of his Senate tenure, nor do I have any sense of what his positions are on the key issues of the day. Presumably, he’s for Law & Order. And, if acting roles count, he has substantial military and foreign policy experience, including CIA director, general, and admiral. And, heck, he’s already played a president (twice) and a White House Chief of Staff. And he really cleaned up NASCAR, too. Not even George H.W. Bush came to office with that kind of resume.
As an additional bonus, the fact that he’s bald would not be the impediment it usually is, as only Mitt Romney has decent hair among the contenders.