Fred finally got into the race yesterday.
I was honestly not expecting much, as his demeanor has been very subdued throughout the year, and did not show much, at least that I could see.
I was pleasantly surprised by his announcement video, which was posted on his web site.
Give this a listen/watch. It's about 10 minutes long (maybe a little less), so it's more than just "Hi! I'm running for President!" He does a nice liittle intro of who he is and then talks about a few issues.
The surprising thing is that Fred seems somewhat inspiring. I never expected that. See for yourself.
Fred Thompson Annoucement Video
(an intermediate page may show up first, just click through it if it does)
I like that he's doing this as a grass root compaign, not as a moneybags guy. He also seems to have a good IT guy, and a good web site.
UPDATE: Here's a really interesting video about Federalism that Fred recorded. It's only about three minutes long.