We love Fred!

So the poll says that Fred Thompson and his high name recognition tie Hillary Clinton, but trail badly behind Barack Obama. Nonetheless, Hillary leads Obama in polls.

Humble prediction: If the Democrats actually nominate Bill Clinton’s less-charismatic wife, the night of Obama’s convention speech will produce a wave of buyers remorse so intense, so ground-shaking, that will be felt as far away as Nova Scotia. (I don’t actually think Obama, if he lost the primary, would take the VP slot; better not to be associated with the third consecutive Democratic botch-up of an easy presidential race.)