So let's address in more detail the latest installment of "Will Tommy Run?"
Some are touting Tommy as the GOP opponent for the US Senate seat held by Russ Feingold, (D).
Tommy is one of those long-time pols, in retirement from the game, who misses the rush.
But does Tommy really want to serve as Wisconsin's junior, no-seniority Senator?
Disappearing onto a back-bench seat in a club of 100?
Behind people like Al Franken?
And give up his big income or corporate board seats?
I doubt it.
Besides, there are a lot of Republicans who grew tired of his ego and his big spending ways.
Today's GOP is farther to the Right and more Libertarian/Tea-partier than it was in Tommy's day.
So the publicity will ebb and this episode of "Will Tommy Run?" will fade to black, a victim of ratings and overall rust.