Thompson Running for President
Strangely, it’s Tommy Thompson.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has decided to officially enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and has tentatively picked Wednesday, April 4, to make an official announcement, according to a campaign aide.
Why, I don’t know.
Meanwhile, a committee to draft Fred Thompson to run is forming.
Reps. Zach Wamp and John Duncan Jr. are pressing fellow Tennessean, Fred Thompson, to pursue the Republican presidential nomination, jointly announcing the “Draft Fred Thompson 2008— committee www.fred08.com — and their co-chairmen status.
That’s a switch for Duncan, who had endorsed Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney but said just last week that “If Fred Thompson gets in there, then I definitely would support him. He’s been a longtime friend. I know him a whole lot better than I know Gov. Romney.’’
But Thompson (District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC’s Law & Order) has yet to decide whether he’s “in there.” Former Senate majority leaders Howard Baker and Bill Frist (also from Tennessee) have been urging him to run, and Thompson has said he’s “giving some thought to it.”
It’s amusing that “District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC’s Law & Order” is the chief identifier given to Fred Thompson, who did manage to get elected
three times [twice] to the Senate, but that’s show business.