I was referring to Fred Thompson's role on television as "on the side of the good guys". This gives him a positive image and, in politics, everything is perception.
I didn't say he was my choice. He is my prediction. My choice is for the 76ers to win the NBA finals. My prediction is somewhat different.
That the Democrats could "screw up a wet dream" has been shown over and over again. Since 1952, their election record is atrocious. These clowns were to busy fighting among themselves to defeat the least popular president of modern history, in the middle of an unpopular, unwinnable war during hard times. You can claim the election was rigged, all you like, but it was just the Democrats shooting themselves in the foot, again.
The American populace is not well represented in this forum. Americans, in general, are more conservative than Mudcatters. That's how Bushes and Nixons and Reagans get elected. The chance of a real progressive being nominated, by either party, is teeny.
So, get ready to call whoever wins "the worst president in history", which you will, although the incumbant has raised the bar to new depths.