To be perfectly honest, Fred Thompson is probably one of the larger thorns in the side of the Romney campaign. That said, I think there is a possibility that Thompson may help Romney in the long term. While Thompson is currently drying up some of the loose support that would otherwise go to Romney, I also think that he is pulling significantly from Giuliani and McCain. So why does this help Romney? Because, Thompson is on a high – he is largely an empty box (Probably comparable to Wes Clark) who seems unlikely to keep his current support and momentum levels going. Once Thompson does start to fall, I believe that his support will likely go to Romney. I don’t see strong Conservatives (what you usually find in the South – where Thompson has most of his support) going back to a closet liberal like Giuliani.