Ronald Reagan he's not.
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's presidential campaign is fading fast. Thompson has yet to demonstrate any real political power at the polls, an outcome likely to be repeated in Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary.
Polls published today put Thompson in fourth place in South Carolina, well behind the front runners, Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Despite these continuing troubles, Thompson is a favorite of many Oklahoma Republicans, including Sen. Jim Inhofe. Oklahoma City political writer Mike McCarville and Tulsa blogger Michael Bates have also been pushing Thompson.
But Thompson is political history. He will lose again in South Carolina, where the wiseacres have already made it clear: Thompson's not running for president, he's walking.