Fred Heads are hoping their guy pulls a Christmas miracle in the presidential campaign, but there's no sign of it yet. The latest poll
shows Thompson tanking at 5 percent in Iowa, despite his supposedly winning performance in last week's debate and the kickoff of his bus tour of that state. It looks like a two-man race between Huckabee and Romney. If anyone is making a comeback, it's McCain.
Thompson's not doing so great in South Carolina anymore either, dropping to third in all the polls
lately, behind Huckabee and Romney.
And even his 50-stop barnstorming of Iowa hasn't stopped the Fred-is-lazy stories. The Politico's Roger Simon
was upset because Thompson didn't walk down the main street of Waverly, Iowa, as promised, and because he wouldn't don a fire hat or sit in the fire truck at the local fire hall. Simon wrote:
When he was supposed to go out and find voters in shops and diners, talk to them and answer their questions, he decided to skip it and get back on his luxury bus instead. That’s not retail politics. That’s not Iowa. And that’s not laconic. That’s lazy.