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Fred Thompson to meet with Thatcher

June 18, 2007 03:43 PM

What an interesting campaign move:

Fred Thompson, the actor and former Tennessee senator who is expected to announce next month he is running for president, flew to London on Monday to meet Margaret Thatcher and deliver a foreign policy speech, his advisers tell The Politico.

Thompson's advisers aim to use the London events to bolster his foreign policy credentials and elevate him above the increasingly contentious fray of the GOP race.

On Wednesday, he will pose for photos with Thatcher, which his advisers hope will enhance his support among devotees of former President Ronald Reagan.

This will send conservative opinion makers into fits of ecstasy.  Very smart idea, Thompson campaign.