Friday, September 7, 2007

Pundits Weigh in on Hollywood Fred

Now that actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson is an official Republican candidate for president, the critics are sharpening their knives.

Here, courtesy of USA Today, are some recent samples of Thompson's reception among the chattering class:

The Wall Street Journal:
The biggest question he has to answer is, Why President Thompson? So far he hasn't provided one, other than he's none of the other candidates.

The Boston Globe:

Thompson's backers compare him to Ronald Reagan, another actor-politician.… But a few seasons on Law & Order do not a new Reagan make.

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