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Thompson’s Asset

By on 5.30.07 | 10:47AM

Phil Klein is right that Thompson lacks executive experience, but what he has in spades is what George W. Bush lacks completely: communication skills.

Had Clinton been Bush, he simply would not have survived. Whether one views the development as laudable or not, outstanding communications skills have become a requisite for effective political leadership. Any lack of executive experience on Thompson's part is more than compensated for by his gifts in presenting himself and his positions.

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