Fred is getting a cranky reception according to one report. Meanwhile, Marc Ambinder digs out a quote from Fred saying he’d rather not spend two months in Iowa talking about abortion. The former may be an issue if the report is accurate and other crowds continue to feel slighted on substance (it’s not just me who’s noticed he’s a little light on policy, although the David Broder column gives me hope) but the latter may be turned around by the Fred team as evidence he hasn’t wanted to be president his whole life. By the way, I think there’s nothing wrong with having a Type “A” personality presidential candidate(although I doubt in their wildest dreams ten years ago did any of the current crop think they’d be in this race) who set that as a goal for himself. There is no virtue, nor is there any sin, in coming to that determination later in life.