I confess that I am probably more surprised than most that the National Right to Life Committee is set to endorse Fred Thompson. It’s good news for Thompson, obviously, but a bit remarkable given his Meet the Press appearance that was supposed to alienate so many pro-lifers. It’s also remarkable since the man couldn’t even be bothered to show up at the NRLC annual convention this summer, sending in a video message instead. He was otherwise occupied that week–he was busy giving a bad foreign policy speech in Britain. It seems to me that this endorsement is an announcement that the NRLC finds all of the other leading candidates so unappealing that they will settle for the one who is least objectionable.