Again fred Thompson wins the Republican debate by not participating.
The first question right out of the block was concerning Thompson's absence. It served to highlight his steadfast individuality thereby separating him from the sheeple at the podiums. It was a thinly veiled jab by Fox that will end up having opposite the intended effect. People love mavericks, boat rockers who dance to their own tune as long as it's a pleasing melody. A lone wolf who speaks directly to the people offering a bedrock of thoughtful conservative ideals is just what the Doctor ordered. Reagan knew, when the MSM gets in your way make an end run around them directly to the electorate. I believe you'll find that Thompson has learned that lesson well.
Freds announcment on Leno here