There has been a lot of talk recently about Fred Thompson, even though he is not even running. Weather or not he is running is not yet known. If I had to take a guess, I would say no. But, lets assume he does, why should I support him?
You see, I think Thompson is an empty box in shiny wrapping – you like him when you first see him (or hear about him), but you are disappointed once you get past the covering. Thompson was a counsel during Watergate, and a one-term Senator. He holds no major political accomplishments to his name, and was widely held as being rather lazy during his term. He also supported McCain-Feingold and affirmative action (which gives special preference to women and minorities in the name of equality). His views are otherwise Conservative, but the lack of any Executive experience (paticularly when combined with limited legislative experience), and the fact that he has been out of politics for five years makes, could make him a significantly less appealing candidate.