In one thoroughly asinine post, DailyKos implies Fred Thompson is gay and, conversely, has mistresses, and says Thompson has "leukemia," a rather more scary cancer than the slow-growing lymphoma Thompson actually has.
DailyKos thinks Thompson will win the Republican nomination, though:
He's instantly in the top tier, despite the fact that his operation is just getting off the ground. All he has to do is raise 5 or 6 million this month to look competitive in the Q2 race -- and the first few million are the easiest, especially for a guy jumping in with the kind of fanfare that Thompson has received. My pet theory is that he hurts Romney worst, with McCain a close second -- more on that below.
If I had to guess today, I'd say that TV's Fred will be the nominee, so long as he runs a reasonably capable campaign.
... Romney's entire candidacy is predicated upon the idea that: a) he "looks like a president," and b) he's the mainstream conservative heir to the Bush of 2000 -- the sensible, outside-the-beltway tell-it-like-it-is Leader. Mitt's problem is that Thompson trumps him on both counts
DailyKos, the Left's online Bible, sees Thompson as the likely nominee, so you can understand why they're shooting at him. I would have thought they might not stoop to slander and lies this early in the race.