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Schneider: Can Thompson play the role of Reagan?

Former Sen. Fred Thompson addresses the Lincoln Club in Orange County, California.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With 10 Republicans already running for president, is it too late for former Sen. Fred Thompson to get into this race? Not if he brings something other candidates don't.

What would Thompson bring to the race? As an actor, he's well known. As a former senator, he's well connected.

"He is well known on a soft level, but in terms of the details about him, I think one of the challenges for him is he is going to have to flesh those out," Republican strategist David Winston said.

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