Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Seriousness Gap

During the past few months, I've been waiting for those favorably disposed to a Fred Thompson candidacy to move beyond fuzzy, unserious reminiscing about The Hunt for Red October and In the Line of Fire. (By the way, have you noticed that those most likely to cite Thompson's silver-screen "gravitas" as evidence of his presidential timbre are also consistently disdainful of Hollywood?) Here's Jonah Goldberg, not in a blog post, but a syndicated piece:
And Fred Thompson just seems so darn competent. Whether he’s the ideal president or just plays one on TV remains to be seen. He’s certainly typecast himself as the cocksure, wise, hands-on type in almost every movie role he’s had and as the district attorney on Law & Order.
I'm still waiting.


Blogger Grace Nearing said...

There's no arguing with Goldberg. Seriously.

Goldberg asserts that Thompson can triumph as the Republican's Johnny Bravo/Greg Brady/The Brady Show candidate for president only if he pretends he's really the fictional Law & Order character he plays on television.


6/04/2007 1:40 AM  
Anonymous KevinNYC said...

I have found that right-wing celebrity haters are worshipful when they find a celebrity who has conservative views.

6/04/2007 2:39 AM  
Blogger LFC said...

He sounds like a trained monkey enamored with a shiny but worthless trinket.

6/04/2007 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Kevin Wohlmut said...

More Reagan worship. If one 'good-hearted actor' could do it 27 years ago, then another one can save us now.

6/05/2007 12:35 PM  

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