There are now so many Presidential candidates on the Republican side that I no longer try to keep track of them all. It's pointless right now anyway. And I find that most are fairly mediocre.... that includes some of the Democrats too... there are perhaps 1 or 2 exceptions. Most of the Republican candidates (and even some of the Democratic Contenders) are trying to imitate Reagan to some degree. Now Fred Thompson is taking the formal steps necessary to enter the Presidential Race.... Another actor. Sound familiar?
Republicans are incessantly searching for a John Wayne.... But a Reagan knock-off might be enough to satisfy their fix. They will take either one. "What about issues" you ask? Issues??? What are those? Americans stopped paying attention to the issues a long time ago. It's all about who strikes the best pose.... and who can best remind people of the John Wayne image.
Although I think more Americans are at least paying a little more attention to the news these days.