Never fear -- the Fred Thompson campaign is here: "'I am the reliable conservative,' he asserted." The thing of it is -- he's right. He is the reliable conservative and since the only obstacle to his electability just is his reliable conservatism, I don't think his opponents are going to be able to stop him from winning the GOP nomination.
UPDATE: Shit! Wrong Thompson! The thing about Tommy Thompson is that in a just world, he (or maybe George Voinovich) would have been the GOP nominee in 2000. Evidently, he's old news now and I doubt he'll win.