Fred Thompson -- Mitt Romney exchange
Toward the end of the Republican debate, Fred Thompson took a lighter tone as he discussed his late entrance into the race.
"I've enjoyed watching these fellas," he said. "I've got to admit, it was getting a little boring without me, but I'm glad to be here now."
Earlier, Mitt Romney compared the contest for the nomination to the television drama "Law & Order," in which Thompson portrayed a district attorney: "It has a huge cast, the series seems to go on forever, and Fred Thompson shows up at the end.""And to think I thought I was going to be the best actor on the stage," Thompson responded with a smile