And so far, his team says, it's working. One example: Last week he gave a trademark folksy conservative speech, and the mainstream media shrugged it off while conservative bloggers went nutso for it. "Our strategy is to not pay attention to the mainstream," says an adviser.
"Heck, the mainstream isn't going to vote for a Republican, even Thompson," he added. Thompson also blogged on topical Pajamas Media.com, and his sarcastic video suggesting that lefty filmmaker Michael Moore consider a "mental institution" has been seen by over 1 million.
By Paul Bedard