I’m not familiar with redstate.com.
Was this really written by Fred Thompson or did someone sign up using that as a screen name ?
If its really by Fred he’s got my vote whether he declares or not.
redstate is a good site, and there are plenty of Freepers there. I don’t think it would stay up long if it weren’t Thompson himself. The essay certainly sounds like his writing style, and reflects what he has been saying of late.