Where’s Thompson?

All the candidates in this opening around are jumping on Thompson’s main perceived weakness, laziness.   One example: Giuliani saying that you have to earn the nomination, it’s not a coronation.  It preempts Thompson’s presidential announcement later tonight, and I think fairly effectively.  By emphasizing his absence, the candidates are building that idea of a reluctance to engage in the primary process.

While I’m typing this, a police officer just brought up the word “amnesty” in a question.  I’m still amazed at how much that one word transforms the political debate.  From a New York Times article after the immigration bill collapsed, “It’s a lot easier to yell one word, ‘amnesty,’ and it takes a little more to explain”.

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