I've been thinking recently that Fred Thompson might emerge as a credible number two on the Romney ticket. He's popular, has good name recognition, is from the South and has a lot of experience and contacts in Congress.

Although I don't think he has a hope in hell of being number one on the ticket, he has recently rocketed up in the Republican straw polls and now sits just behind Newt in the number four spot.

I've always liked Fred Thompson and think he would be a good candidate. He could also truthfully say "I'm not the president, but I've played one on TV!"