Fox reports that Fred Thompson has a new communications director Todd Harris. He has actual presidential campaign experience on McCain 2000, a fine reputation among GOP insiders(at least the ones I chatted with today) and familiarity with Florida, a key state for Thompson, as Jeb Bush’s 2002 campaign communications chief. This is good news for Thompson and as early as next week–perhaps– Harris will be in the firing line about a debate Fred likely won’t attend and a campaign one Romney supporter is already writing off. The latter is vastly premature and Thompson will have his shot to show he can straighten out his campaign, flesh out the issues, come up with a polished stump speech, answer hard press questions, develop a ground game and raise money. Waiting this long, I think most have concluded, did more harm than good, but Harris is a step in the direction of getting his act together.