NPV is positively the dumbest idea to ever come out of his mouth. It even destroys what little credibility he had left as a burial insurance salesman.
Obviously Fred does NOT "get" federalism if he's pushing for this abomination. I'd have more respect if he simply said he wanted to amend the Constitution to establish a national popular vote, but instead, he wants to go around it and have a handful of state thumb their nose at the system that the founders set up.
I hope the rest of the Fredheads have contacted Fred Thompson and let him know how upset they are at him selling out, but since he's now promoting their guy Gingrich it seems all is forgiven. (and IMO, his support for Gingrich is canceled out by the fact he endorsed McCain over J.D. Hayworth last year... Sarah Palin took hell for it and she had an excuse that she owed him. Fred had NO excuse and yet there was little criticism of him for it)
Conservatives are going to continue to get screwed over by politicians until they stand up and speak out when a politician sells out.
Amazing that a conservative like Fred Thompson supports this garbage. It is really hard to figure out how he managed to conclude the National Popular Vote would be a good idea. I wonder if it just seemed like a good plan to him at some moment in time and he pledged his support, and now can't find a way to back away from what is truly a terrible idea.