Friday, September 7, 2007

In Case You Missed It

Fred Dalton Thompson, aka the District Attorney from Law and Order, has finally thrown his hat into the election race. This announcement has done two things. First, it has ended what has seemed like years of endless speculation about whether or not the guy who guides Jack McCoy with pondering tough talk was actually going to run for the highest office in the land. I knew that he was, but I also didn't care or have hours of television broadcast time to fill. We all can't show homemade news documentaries all of the time, MSNBC. Secondly, the originally svelte 16 has now ballooned to 17 with his addition into the mixing bowl that is this election cycle.

If you are out of touch on who the candidates, you really aren't alone. There are far too many to remember and really care about. If you need to know, some quick googling or a trip to the Online Newshour election blog should clear this all up for you.

I should also note that if you follow the link for Thompson, you'll get to watch a creepy introduction to the race video. While it's not Mike Gravel mugging, it's far more depressing, and boring, to watch.