Until now, I have been doubtful about Fred Thompson entering the Presidential race. Now, it seems like he will enter in July. To be totally honest, I am not as concerned about Fred Thompson as I was when he first talked about running. I just don’t see Thompson being able to stop Mitt Romney’s momentum, and I don’t see (and the polls agree) that Thompson will take supporters from Mitt. Romney has been increasing support while McCain and Thompson have been treading water, and Giuliani has been slipping.
Thompson is not a hard campaigner, and he does not like grit and strain of political campaigns. He will also miss out on the last debate before September (which is in NH on June 5th), making it harder for him to attract new supporters. Overall, I think things will start to come out on Thompson, not so much scandal, as much as his reputation as lazy. Overall, I think Thompson is more of a leech on Giuliani and, particularly, McCain.