n Thompson’s bit endorsement day the Washington Post has a large “process” story.
” ‘There was an irrational exuberance for Internet campaigning,'” one former staffer said. “‘When this exaggerated faith in the Net collided with reality, the impact was pretty severe. Once the real campaign began, an organization that placed no premium on having a real campaign was ill prepared to deal with it.'” However, the piece largely focuses on past turmoil and how longtme loyal friends were forced out. A more interesting but still unexplored story is what is wrong with the effort now– why so lackadaisical, why so amorphous and whether in his heart of hearts Thompson likes the rough and tumble of the campaign well enough to try to win this.