Former Tennessee Republican Sen. Fred Thompson has once again dipped his big toe in the political waters, and I, like many Republicans are hoping that the straight shooter from the Volunteer State decides to take the plunge.

In an interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday, Thompson said, “I’m going to wait and see what happens,” adding that, “I want to see my colleagues on the campaign trial, what they say, what they emphasize, whether they can carry the ball next November.”

Thompson is the kind of guy that could rekindle the political fires in the bellies of our membership, and help turn this Republican Party of ours around. Unlike the other presidential hopefuls that have already thrown their hats into the ring, Thompson is a bona fide conservative who knows exactly where he stands on the issues, and is probably the finest person to show an interest in taking a run at the White House since Ronald Regan.

If you are unfamiliar with Fred Thompson, his background, and his politics, here are a couple of links to check out:

Fred Thompson for President ‘08
Congressional biography