Not surprisingly, former Senator Fred Thompson has dropped out of the race after finally realizing he had no chance of winning the Republican primary, let alone the White House. Thompson’s poor showing in the primaries was not the result of lack of ideas, or charisma—it was heart. To be President, you got to ask for the job, even beg for it. Thompson did neither of these things and the voters noticed. That’s why he lost.
For a trained lawyer and successful actor, he was often ill prepared, both in debates and on the campaign trail. Hardly a confidence builder. He definitely looked the part—tall and authoritative—but he couldn’t play the part. And that was his undoing.
I don’t know what he’s going to do now. Can’t go back to Law & Order since there is both a writer’s strike and the fact that Jack McCoy, played by Sam Waterston, is now the new DA.