He effectively punted on both, saying that he knew that the hurricane-induced insurance crunch is ‘an issue,’ but that he didn’t ‘know enough about it yet.’
The matter of whether Congress was right to intervene to save the life of Schiavo was even worse, as Thompson said didn’t ‘know all the facts surrounding that case.’
‘That’s going back in history,’ he added of the 2005 controversy, forcing his campaign to later plead with The Associated Press to change their characterization of Thompson’s answer from not having an opinion to not offering one.
For conservatives, it was another in a string of Thompson statements since his entry into the race that may give them pause. Since his launch 10 days ago, Thompson has indicated that Osama bin Laden should get ‘due process,’ stated that he doesn’t support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and admitted that he doesn’t belong to a church at home in McLean, Va.”