Spotlight On Fred Thompson

Former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" star Fred Thompson declared a month ago on "The Tonight Show" that he was running for president. Projected as a candidate for conservatives in the GOP, Thompson has nonetheless drawn criticism from some big voices on the right.

Today, conservative talk show host Michael Smerconish told me what Thompson needs to do in his first Presidential debate this afternoon to try to maintain momentum for his campaign, while Arianna Huffington, liberal blogger of, clued us in to what Democrats were seeing thus far and what they would be looking for in the debate. How will Thompson fare as he is positioned between frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney? Tune in to The Early Show tomorrow to see how Thompson did on his latest close-up.

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