April 9, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Will: skeptical of Thompson

In Sunday's Washington Post Outlook section, George Will cautions us that the recent surge of interest in Fred Thompson as the Reaganesque savior for the cause of mainstream conservatism may end in disappointment. Thompson was on the wrong side of campaign finance "reform" (i.e., subjecting campaign politics to Federal control) and other key issues. Darn... Well, it's still early enough in the process for Thompson to rethink his position on such major policy questions. Mitt Romney redefined himself as a pro-gun-rights "hunter," for example, but the transparency of this was obvious to all.