Jennifer — Not to sound like a total Fred-head, but you must’ve missed a lot of what he has said. He took a principled stance on Scooter Libby when all the other GOP candidates were waffling. In the Hannity interview in Atlanta I heard him make a very strong statement about the need to get tougher vs. Iran. His answer to Michael Moore was, of course, very funny, but it also was substantive in that it cut RIGHT to the heart of the matter. And so on. Indeed, his blog writings and radio commentaries have been full of good substance. Check them out.
None of this is to say, by the way, that Thompson is the Second Coming. It’s just to say that he has offered just as much substance as most of the other candidates, and that from a conservative standpoint, most of the substance has been solid.