03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The 'Lazy' Candidate

At his second campaign stop of the day on Friday, just after 2 p.m., Fred D. Thompson was deep into a riff on the benefits of high-quality American health care.

"It's allowing us to live healthier lives and to live longer," Mr. Thompson, a former Republican senator from Tennessee, said at a Jaycee park here. "That's good news. But we have more retired folks. I hope to become one of them one of these days."

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