Is Fred Thompson the new John Kerry?
Slate seems to think so, but only if you think that Huckabee is the new Howard Dean
Slate’s take on the matter:
[Thompson’s] got a lot of Kerry in him, if Kerry were a Republican: a solid conservative record, strong electability prospects, a dull campaign. He trails in Iowa and nationally, just like Kerry. He's great on paper, just like Kerry. But in practice he would probably fail to inspire people to show up to the polls—just like Kerry. So, I take it back: If Republicans want a safe, ultimately uninspiring nominee, they need look no further than Thompson.