Tommy, Can You Rule Me?


Tommy Thompson has tossed his hat in the 2008 ring. Finally, a Republican governor with a solid record of free market reforms, an unquestionable sturdiness at the wheel, a… what's this?

Issues, such as health care, along with his appeal as a Midwesterner, make him a potentially viable candidate, Thompson said.

As Health and Human Services Secretary, Thompson played a role in drafting legislation that expanded health benefits for seniors. He said that could form the basis for a presidential campaign.

Those are his issues? Medicare Part D and geography? Wow; even the formerly useful Republicans are turning to mush.

Back in 2005, Michael Cannon caught Thompson singing a different tune about his record on health care.