Former Senator Fred Thompson (R – TN) announced his candidacy tonight on “The Tonight Show.” While the rest of the GOP hopefuls were debating in New Hampshire, Thompson was telling Jay Leno, “I am running for president of the United States.”
When questioned about the New Hampshire debate Thompson noted that there would be many more debate opportunities and getting a guest spot on the Tonight Show was significantly harder to get than a spot on the debate stage.
The mystery of whether Thompson was running was long ago put to bed, but now there’s no more hiding behind the “exploratory” label. Thompson will be expected to mix it up with the other candidates – something he has yet to do.
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