Some conventional wisdom regarding Fred Thompson:

He doesn’t have the fire-in-the-belly for a presidential run.

He won’t put the hours and hours of work in that is needed to be a serious candidate.

He isn’t as conservative as he is being portrayed by some, including his campaign.

The conventional wisdom gets put to the test tonight.

Fred is making is debate debut tonight, and according to a Politico piece, he just has to avoid looking like a doofus to “win”.

We consider it a victory when the guy currently in the White House can give a speech without sounding foolish, do we really want to replace him with the same thing?

Now Fred may be better than he has been given credit for so far, but lets try getting excited about a candidate who looks good, instead of one who just doesn’t look bad.