Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fred Thompson Tiptoeing In

As Giuliani slides in the polls and McCain jabs at Romney over immigration telling him "to get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn," the Republicans’ stealth candidate is edging toward the stage.

Fred Thompson has hired a campaign manager and lead lawyer for his invisible effort to win the party’s ’08 nomination and set a target date for announcing at the end of next month.

When Thompson finally comes out, he will have to answer the question of whether his role of protecting “Law and Order” on the small screen can translate into that of chief enforcement officer on the international scene.

In the souped-up primaries of this election, Thompson’s laid-back style of leisurely campaigning in a pickup trick that sent him to the Senate will be put to the test.

He may have to spend more time on TV after all, in campaign commercials.

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