Former Senator Fred Thompson, who has more political experience than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama combined, is being taken to task by liberals for having the gall to even think about running for President in '08:
He is the former senator from Tennessee who retired from politics in 2002 to resume a career as a movie and TV actor that was more lucrative and, apparently, less boring. Now, his restless spirit is urging him back into politics. And with no more behind him than the popularity of his role on "Law & Order" and a hint to Fox News' Chris Wallace that he might be interested in the White House, this Thompson has vaulted into third place in the Republican polls.
He has yet to announce his candidacy, raise his first dollar or build the semblance of an organization, but he has lapped Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, who has been running for months and who leads all other Republicans in fundraising.
Here's something to consider: Giuliani, McCain and Romney are all facing scorn from many circles within the conservative think-tank for not being "true" conservatives. With that said Fred Thompson's name is getting more play as a capable candidate for the GOP nomination for President (esp. in light of his recent diss of "pirate" Ahmadinejad). Any wonder why liberals are gearing up to smear Thompson?