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.