Contrary To What You Might have Heard...
Ronald Reagan was the previous Fred Thompson.
UPDATE: While this report is, as noted, "statistically insignificant", its real-life significance cannot be overlooked or understated.
Fred Thompson now sits on top of the Republican presidential candidate field according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports. According to a morning story on the polling firm's website a national telephone survey finds the 'Law & Order' actor on the top of the heap even though he has still yet to officially declare his candidacy.
The report notes that former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson earning support from 28% of Likely Republican Primary Voters. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attracts support from 27%. While Thompson’s one-point edge is statistically insignificant, it is the first time all year that anybody but Giuliani has been on top in Rasmussen Reports polling. A week ago, Thompson and Giuliani were tied at 24%.
And, for Jim and the rest of the RonpaulyannasTM.
The combined total for five other candidates in the race is just under 3%. Those candidates are Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Tom Tancredo, former Governor Tommy Thompson, Congressman Duncan Hunter, and former Governor Jim Gilmore.
El defenso resto.