Monday, March 19, 2007
As Paul Krugman pointed out today the Republicans are missing Ronald Reagan. A good reason to be watching Fred Thompson, actor and former Senator. The Republicans were able to create a mythology around an actor but they can't do the same thing around a New England rich kid with a phony Texas accent. Now Arnold Swarchenegger is not a possibility, born in Austria, but what about Fred Thompson. He is getting a lot of coverage in the winger blogosphere here, here and here for a couple of examples. What better material for myth creation than an actor. It certainly worked with Reagan. The Democrats should be watching Fred Thompson as Giuliani, McCain and Romney self destruct. Reagan Redux?