Seems that the Draft Fred Thompson website has similar thoughts:
We want a nominee who can carry a vision of a great America with clarity and conviction and who can translate this vision into meaningful public policy.
Fred Thompson’s record is solid. He does not waffle. He knows where he stands because he is sure of what he believes.
I won't say that Fred would be the perfect candidate. But think back to the 1980 election. GHW Bush was the "resume candidate" with all the right "background". Reagan was the "actor turned politician". In the primaries, who gave the vision for America, won the nomination, and later won the presidency?
The more this goes on, the more viable he looks - if only in comparison to the mediocrity that clogs this field.