Fred Thompson, having long delayed his announcement to run for the GOP presidential nomination, may have mistimed it after all. He chose to announce just a few days before Sept. 11. With Rudy Giuliani front and center on 9/11 (it is, after all, HIS day), the former mayor may catch up with the undisputed bounce that Thompson has gotten as a result of his announcement.

Fred gained rapidly in most polls with his announcement, passing Rudy in the Rasmussen polling for the first time since July. But will 9/11 even up the score? I think it probably will.