Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fred Thompson may be the GOP's last best hope for 2008

Online | Tim Echols

You may remember the holographic Princess Leia in Star Wars who told Obi-Wan Kenobi that he was the Republic's only hope. For some in the GOP, that is the message to former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.

Republican faithful seem almost giddy when they think about Thompson jumping into the Republican free-for-all for president. A group at the upcoming Georgia GOP convention plans to bear shirts saying "Draft Fred," according to a party official. A Web site is up asking "would-be-supporters" to line up to help. The media is following him reporting on his every word.

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