Watch the Best Political Team on TV analyze Fred Thompson's debut and the dynamics of the GOP presidential field.
(CNN) - Wolf Blitzer and John King take a look at Fred Thompson's debate debut on Tuesday night in Michigan. King also discusses the continuing fireworks between Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.
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Many Conservatives hoped that Thompson would be a new Reagan – as if the country needed another one. Reagan learned his charm and polished his style on the lecture circuit. Nothing replaces a live audience. Even a former school teacher like me learned that when a particular way of explaining a point or a concept worked, I kept it in my repertoire for the next semester. If my students didn't get it, I'd come up with another way of explaining it.
Acting in front of a camera is no substitute for experience in front of a live audience.
Conservatives, who prefer appearance to substance, need to learn that.
I think Thompson did a better job on Law and Order. Did he quit? Maybe they can find a place for hime because he is not presidential material.