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Fred Thompson

By Matthew Yglesias

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My first instinct was to laugh, but when you think about it he’s going to be the Republican nominee. He’s precisely the generic conservative Republican the GOP base is looking for. And, I mean, it’s an outcome I can live with. I’m really fearing Rudy Giuliani who I think will probably be the worst president on the merits of the people currently in the field, but also quite possibly the Republican with the broadest political appeal.

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