Rumors abound that Fred Thompson has made his decision and that the announcement will come at a time near the July 4th holiday.  Is this the final rumor before the announcement or more of Fred’s “unconventional” campaign to keep us interested? There may be evidence that the announcement is coming.

Mitt Romney apparently lost a key backer just before the weekend.  US Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who came out in January for Romney, announced that she will now back Thompson if he runs.

“Fred Thompson is a man of uncommon talent, character, and judgment,” Blackburn said in a statement. “He is a proven statesman and public servant. He is the right person for these challenging times . . . . I sincerely hope that Fred Thompson will choose to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States.”

Thursday night Thompson spoke to the Connecticut Republican Party for its annual Prescott Bush awards dinner.  According to The New York Sun, prior to the event a “likely Thompson staffer” commented on the chances of a Thompson run: “I think you’ll get your wish.”

Almost on queue, Thompson posted his Memorial Day thoughts at Townhall.

This is our quandary. Memorial Day is about remembering. It’s about remembering those who died for our country; but it’s also about remembering why they believed it was worth dying for. Too many Americans, though, have never been taught our own history and heritage. How can you remember something that you’ve never learned?

So Fred, when does school start?