I am still not convinced that Fred Thompson will be running for President, but lets assume, for a second, that he does enter the race. According to some, the day he made his campaign official would be the last day he had any high standing. This morning, FOX News was doing an interview with a member of www.2008horserace.com who had Fred Thompson up in the 2008 GOP ranking, but said that he would drop to a lower position as soon as he announced, and, when you really look at it, it makes sense.
Think, the biggest driving factor behind Fred Thompson’s standing right now is how often his name is brought up in the media. Most polls contain his name, and he is included in almost every report on the election. In a way, the media is buying a dog without planning to care for it. the speculation and talk surrounding Thompson may well provoke him into running, but the moment he does, the media is going to loose interest. You can bet that the moment Thompson runs, the liberal media is going to dig up every piece of dirt the can, and they are not going to show him any favoritism. Thompson has been surrounded by an incredible amount of positive media, compared to Giuliani, McCain, and Romney. It will be interesting to see if the media will stick by their own invention if, or when, he jumps into the race.