I've formed a theory that the absurdly long Presidential campaign being inflicted on the American populace is a deliberate ploy to turn people off politics altogether. After all, if the population ends up completely disengaged from the political process, there'll be none of that unpleasant answering for your actions. Actually being held responsible ruins a good thing for politicians.
I read with interest that even with their huge field of contenders, many Republicans aren't happy with the selection. Surveys are showing that the most common response when asked to choose a candidate is "none of the above". This may or may not be good news for Fred Thompson. Thompson is an actor, lawyer and lobbyist, a real Republican insider who is not yet an official contender for the presidency.
He's being pitched by many as a tough guy and defender of traditional Republican values. Whether it's true or not. Here's my take on Fred Thompson: