Thompson Out On Show/In As 2008 Prez Candidate?

With the happy news this week that NBC will continue the long-lived Law & Order TV series (one of my favorites and this from a person who watches damned little TV). there is also some very sad news, but sad for what it bodes.

NBC announced that Fred Dalton Thompson (the same self-important shitbag on the show as he seems to be in real life) will not return as Manhattan D.A. with the series.

Does this mean Dalton will try to run for GOP nomination for President?