He's finally said it; Fred Thompson is running for president.
The veteran actor and former Republican senator made his long-expected announcement during a taped appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show."
Thompson also is calling attention to his candidacy with a 30-second ad during Wednesday's Republican debate in New Hampshire. He's not participating in the event.
Thompson will also explain the rationale for his candidacy during a 15-minute Webcast on his Web site just after midnight.