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Thompson on This Week
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Thompson’s appearance on This Week was very… Thompson. He swatted at Romney, accusing him of whining and complaining( and accusing Thompson of bribery) when he didn’t get the Right to Life endorsement after “they’ve spent all this money and they can’t get everything they want.” On Terry Schiavo I frankly have watched the video and read the transcript and can’t figure out what his position is. Not a good moment: saying his biggest legislative achievement was the Homeland Security bill, and then acknowledging when pressed it was Lieberman’s bill. He seems unimpressed with Romney and Rudy’s management experience declaring: “What is managing, you know, where the roads go or managing the crime situation in a city? I mean, I’m not denigrating the management deal. What has been managed by any president in the last generation about our federal government?[Me: Isn’t this an argument to get someone who has management experience??] It’s been mismanaged. My management experience actually has to do with the federal government. I chaired the governmental affairs committee which has jurisdiction over the operation of the governmental agencies.” On his nomination strategy: he acknowledges Iowa is a key, then on to South Carolina and Florida and then on to February 5 when “there are a lot of southern states that are going to be coming online.” (Is he just a regional candidate after all is said and done?) Those who like him for his folksy manner will be pleased; those who have been hoping for a more focused candidate and a sharper delivery less so.
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