Said right Fred.
I think this was a good move for him. On the night of yet another GOP debate, Thompson was able to bring attention to himself. Making the announcement on the Tonight show worked well for Arnold Schwarzeneggar, so I'm sure Thompson thinks it will work well for him. Thompson may take some initial heat for missing all the debates so far in 2007, but I don't see it really affecting him in the future. Honestly, how much of the public has been paying attention to the debates?
Joshua Claybourn sees Thompson as the great Republican hope.