People are making Thompson into something hes not. The web banners proclaiming “why settle? Draft Thompson!” are astounding. He may be conservative but hes in no way a pure conservative. Hes about as conservative as John MCcain.
He is a former lobbyist, launched an ivestigation of President Clinton alleging bribery by the Chinese that turned up nothing, and lacked a record of accomplishment in the Senate as well.
Thompson was a lazy Senator and a lazy campaigner. I also think he lacks intellectual curiousity. Can anyone seriously imagine him sitting down at a think tank getting briefed on an issue like someone say… Newt Gingrich? I dont think we need another President who brags about not reading newspapers.
What is his candidacy supposed to be about?