Run, Fred, Run

_ Fred Thompson has turned a frightening but dull election into the most exciting and pivotal campaign since Ronald Reagan cleaned Jimmy Carter’s clock in 1980. If Fred Thompson’s campaign hasn’t electrified you, consult a physician._ In 1996, I quit writing my Town Hall column because I was sick of party politics. Specifically, I was sick of the GOP running losers because it was their turn. (Dole) I worked hard for Bush in 2000, mostly because the alternative would have been disastrous, not because of any strong feelings for W. The whole time–going on 10 years now–I’ve longed for a new Reagan, a candidate about whom my passions might soar.

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