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  Of course Tommy Thompson should run
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Last EditedPenguin  Feb 24, 2010 11:38pm
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News DateThursday, February 25, 2010 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPoliticians like Tommy Thompson eat politicians like Terrence Wall for lunch.

And, in Wall’s case, it would be the sort of “lite” lunch that the determinedly svelte former secretary of Health and Human Services now prefers.
That’s the reason why, despite Wall’s best efforts to position himself as a serious contender in the race to be the Republican who challenges Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, the mere mention of a possible Thompson candidacy has Republicans in Wisconsin and Washington all atwitter.

Thompson, the former governor, Cabinet member and presidential contender who has never really left the state stage, has been sounding more and more like he might be interested in joining the Senate contest.

“It’s a good year for me,” Thompson told The Hill newspaper in Washington. “The polls are good in Wisconsin and I haven’t even (entered the race).”
That sort of statement does not exactly discourage speculation.

And Thompson is right about the polls. They indicate that Feingold leads Wall, a controversial developer whose business and tax practices are attack ads waiting to be made, and Dave Westlake, a grass-roots conservative, by roughly the same margin — eight points in Wall’s case, 10 points in Westlake’s — but Thompson’s actually ahead of the senator by five points.
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