Fred Thompson was on Hannity and Colmes last night and proceeded to ask the seminal question about Obama..."who is this guy?" Not a new question, but one still lacking a conclusive answer. Yet it's one of those questions McCain just can't ask.
Like many Fredheads I was wondering when he was going to pop to the surface and comment on the proceedings. He confirmed the obvious--he won't be VP (too old) but hinted at something not so obvious--his real role in the general. Are we seeing the emergence of a kind of human 527, the same bad cop who helped McCain knock out Romney and Huckabee in the primaries?
The act going as follows--Maverick keeps on playing Maverick while Freddie steps in every so often and plays Dirty Harry. And if asked by the media to comment on any of Fred's opinions McCain just disavows them. Could work. This keeps the moderates in play at the expense of the hard core righties, who only have the salty dog left to choose from anyway.