While eight men vying for the GOP nomination are on Fox News tonight, Fred Thompson is in the middle of launching a political blitzkrieg. At the beginning of the GOP debate Fred Thompson aired his first commercial as a presidential candidate. There are many valid arguments as to why Thompson should have been on that stage tonight. Whether or not you think it was foolish for Fred to be a no show you’ve got to respect the man for his attempts to upstage the eight other men fighting for the same job he hopes to hold come January 2009.

After the debate Fred Thompson will make his official announcement on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

As stated in the above political ad, Thompson has changed his website. “I’m with Fred,” has been replaced with Fred08.com