Dick Morris in The Hill (good upgrade…. BTW, the unpublished RSS feeds have all the articles) argues that Romney and Gingrich, both "politically dead", are blocking the rise of a conservative:
Right-wingers who would pass the litmus test … face the need to climb over the political corpses of former Speaker New Gingrich (Ga.) and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to make their case.
Now, I would argue that Mitt Romney’s money makes him more of a "Night of the Living Dead" kind of character than a "Dead Man Walking", but whatever.
You will all recall that people got excited about Frank Keating … who then endorsed John McCain. This is the thing that gives me pause about the Fred Thompson boomlet. Where will his money, support, staff, etc. come from?