Perhaps Thompson had not counted on the classlessness and sheer stupidity of the show on which he was appearing but that would fall into the category of bringing things on oneself. Did he really compare favorably to his competitors tonight? For all the criticism around here about the various candidates in New Hampshire tonight you can say that every one of them on that stage took a risk and went in front of voters. Not Cooper Union debates but the best we have right now. Criticizing the format from the Leno couch seemed particularly galling.