Thompson went to NH for roughly 24 hours but is spending three days in Florida according to his communications team’s press release. This makes a whole lot more sense than battling for second or third in Iowa and NH. He seems to be following Rudy’s strategy– survive early on and do well in SC and Florida. While SC seems immeniently winnable for Thompson, Florida will be a challenge where Rudy leads strongly in polls, has the benefit of a strong staff and has plenty of money for big media ad buys. Will Charlie Crist with 70% approval rating try to play kingmaker? I’m thinking he will, but not right away.
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