Thompson considered the strongest potential candidate
My instincts tell me this is a given, but it is nice to see it on paper:
The National Journal asked its group of political insiders which potential candidates, if any, will emerge as a strong contender for president.
The Democrats gave the following responses:
Fred Thompson: 46% *Al Gore: 24% Newt Gingrich: 12 %Michael Bloomberg: 11% Chuck Hagel: 8% None of the above: 29%
On the Republican side:
Fred Thompson: 43% Al Gore: 21% Newt Gingrich: 15% Michael Bloomberg: 11% Chuck Hagel: 4% None of the above: 35%
Nice to see on the Repub side, but are the Dems starting to take notice?
But notions of FDT's viability as a candidate are still raised. And the conclusion is - YES.