Good news: There’s a rumor that Tom Tancredo will drop out of the Presidential race. The only viable candidate for him to endorse, if he will endorse, is Fred Thompson.

Bad news: Roger Simon reports that Fred Thompson is genuinely “lazy” and not “laconic”.

So is the Fred Thompson cause doomed or not?

UPDATE 6:47 PM: Roger Simon is not Roger L. Simon, so I have no reason to trust the fellow. Also, as Jonathan Adler indicates, the article’s account of the firehouse visit doesn’t “square with the video“. There’s a video!