First Read has the inside skinny on trouble brewing in Thompson land including confirmation that Thompson’s wife plays a pivotal role in the recent shake ups and the organization. Thompson forces have also got into the game of lowering expectations for June fundraising, not a good sign. I could never compete with John Podhoretz in the movie reference game (he pulls out Can’t Hardly Wait), but it does remind me of Marty Feldman digging in the graveyard in Young Frankenstein, saying “Could be worse. Could be raining.” (Cue the thunderclap and downpour.) In the absence of any policy theme or activity by Thompson this now becomes THE story about his campaign. Others offer helpful advice, similar to mine: get a message, do some real interviews and make some news. Unfortunately now all the interviewers will want to talk about is all of this.