Fred Thompson Looks Like a Melted Candle

What is Thompson thinking?

In his first soliloquy, he gives a disquisition on how Cold War foreign policy led to the theory of preemption. Now he’s going on about how the Bill of Rights informs his world view.

I’m trying to picture the strategy session that led to this performance. Fred, you’ve been too … too engaging. Just pull back a little. Relax. Channel your inner high school history teacher.

If Thompson got up and left the room while the camera was looking away, I’m not sure I’d notice.