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Friday, March 23

Fred Thompson could "Take up the Missing Slot"

An Op-Ed that does a good job of quickly summarizing the cast, to date, for Fred Thompson to run and win.

Thompson’s candidacy is intriguing to some because of his potential to appeal to independents and moderate Democrats, like McCain and Giuliani. But his background and charisma could fire up the GOP base, which is searching for a champion.

In the year before an election, presidential politics resemble Wall Street’s options market in which investors gauge a stock’s future worth. There might be a lot of Republicans thinking about buying options on Fred Thompson.

Courtesy of Peter A. Brown UE Crescent