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Why does Thompson make GOP swoon?

Watch CNN's Candy Crowley report on the GOP excitement surrounding Thompson's potential candidacy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ten Republicans running for president seems like nine more than needed. So what's the deal with Fred Thompson -- why all this talk about adding one more to the pack?

According to the non-campaign, the Thompson for President bandwagon includes a number of former Reagan types who are putting together a meeting with the former senator to discuss issues.

And the non-candidate is already polling ahead of actual candidate Mitt Romney -- Thompson's in third place, behind Rudy Giuliani and John McCain with 13 percent to Romney's 10 percent and the 9 percent of another non-candidate, former Georgia congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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-- CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley
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