Since the first reports started surfacing that Fred Thompson might be considering a run for the Presidency, I've been reading just about everything I can about the man. So far I have to say, I like what I see. To date, I have not been overly thrilled with the choices either party has offered up to the American public. Neither party, IMO, is giving us anything to be excited about. My ideal candidates? On the Democrat side, I don't have many issues with Bill Richardson, he has a lot of experience, congressional, executive and foreign policy. Mark Warner has done well with governing Virginia, a majority Republican state. Evan Bayh is a nice centrist candidate I might be able to get with. Any one of these three might be able to swing my vote. On the Republican side, Chuck Hagel harkens back to the traditional conservative who wants to reduce the scope of the federal government and give more control to the states and while I don't agree with him on the issue of abortion, I am of the opinion that Roe V. Wade is here to stay. I like Fred Thompson, though he will betaken to task for the work he did on behalf of Scooter Libby. From what I've read he was/is in politics for the right reasons. Another possible I like is Ron Paul. I like what I've read about him so far,though he is more Libertarian than Republican (he ran as the Libertarian presidential candidate in 1988). So, to the subject of this thread... I was quite pleased to come across this article at The Politco: As a registered Republican, one who considers himself a moderate conservative, all I can say is, RUN FRED, RUN! Please.