[T]he overall trajectory of Thompson's campaign -- as judged via polling -- is downward. It's clear the initial fervor and excitement over the TV-star-turned politician has worn off and voters have not flocked to Thompson as many people expected.I guess last weekend's CMA appearance wasn't the ballast Mr. Thompson had hoped.
The problem for Thompson is that there isn't an obvious way to turn this narrative around. He is not a flashy campaigner and his fundamental message -- competent conservatism -- isn't the sort of thing that builds a grassroots movement.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
WaPo's Politics blog handicaps Fred Thompson's bid for the White House this morning: