Fred Thompson is Not Boring, Dammit 

The New York Times has a new story up today about former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson on the campaign trail, and it ain't pretty:

Twenty-four minutes after he began speaking in a small restaurant the other day, Fred D. Thompson brought his remarks to a close with a nod of his head and an expression of thanks to Iowans for allowing him to "give my thoughts about some things."

Then he stood face to face with a silent audience.

"Can I have a round of applause?" Mr. Thompson said, drawing a rustle of clapping and some laughter.

"Well, I had to drag that out of you," he said.

Read all of Adam Nagourney's story.

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