David, I don’t think the Thompson numbers are earthshattering either from a pro- or anti-Thompson perspective. I just think it is becoming increasingly clear that the advantages Thompson gained by sitting on the sidelines have pretty much faded. Media attention to his “pygmies” comments aside, that was basically Newt Gingrich’s experience.
My guess is the Thompson camp will move a little bit more briskly toward a declaration of candidacy. But who knows? The flies are buzzing.