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Fred for VP

I know this might come across as a slap in the face to Fredheads, but the more I think about it, the case for a Vice President Thompson is pretty compelling. All of the attributes that Thompson supporters tout in their man (his charisma, his persona, his star power, his communication skills) would make him the ideal candidate to return the vice presidency to its historically symbolic role. If Thompson were to run for VP, the criticisms of him being lazy, slow moving, or lacking executive experience would be moot. Having him as a running mate would also make political sense, whether the nominee is Giuliani, Romney, or even McCain. No matter who it is, Thompson would add regional balance and help energize the ticket. As usual, all caveats apply. It’s pretty silly to be talking about VP choices this early, especially because Thompson hasn’t announced yet and could still win the whole thing. Furthermore, Thompson was tempted out of retirement by the prospects of winning the top job, so he may not have any interest in playing second fiddle. And conservatives may want to groom a younger politician as a VP candidate. On the other hand, it is also worth noting that Thompson built his acting career not by being a leading man, but by taking on supporting roles.

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