Over at NRO's the Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru writes:
Matt Lewis isn't sure it will wear well. But he gives, I think, short shrift to the way Thompson has managed to become a celebrity without losing his dignity. In our culture, that should count as an accomplishment.
I agree that Fred Thompson has become a dignified celebrity. In all honesty, I'll admit to playing devil's advocate, a bit, when it comes to Thompson. When I see everyone else in the movement drinking the Kool-Aid on someone, I get a little scared. I don't think it's good to ordain anyone, just yet ...
(BTW, Kudos to Ramesh for being one of the only conservatives who has written critically about Thompson, so far.)