Indeed, whom would you rather have as President if it came to past that Al Qaeda was about to set off a nuclear bomb in your town? Hillary Clinton? Or a man like Fred Thompson, who has played Admirals and prosecutors, and could be President of the United States.
Which is to say do we want a conservative fellow who can be reasonably expected to push the button, or do we settle for a woman with a verifiable history of wetting the finger and sticking it in the air to see which way the wind blows and who really doesn't care what happens as long as she is in charge?
We know Fred can certainly act like a President.