The two Tennessee waltzers

One former senator from Tennessee is telegraphing a run for president. Another former senator from Tennessee is not. Which is which?

Here is a blurb about a reunion of former supporters of Al Gore. It follows this report of secret planning for a campaign. And, don't forget, Bill Clinton's speculation that Gore might run.

Meanwhile, a pointed yet ultimately mild rebuke of Fred Thompson's voting record on tort reform prompted this lengthy response from the candidate -- er, potential candidate -- himself.

Bottom line: People named, or friendly to people named, Clinton are behind the Gore talk. Thompson is taking a detailed interest in himself. He's the one who plans to run.