Another DNC research report sketches likely lines of attack on Thompson: "reliable supporter, defender of President Bush," "staunch supporter of Scooter Libby," "key role in Bush Supreme Court nominations," "already has a flip-flop problem," "ill-equipped for the campaign," "a thin Senate record, questions of 'work ethic', " "controversial legal clients may cause problems," "lobbying careers full of land mines."
Let me address these. (in order):
Fred supports the war. He does not support everything the president does. Do you?
Fred believes Libby was a casualty of politics. So do I.
John Roberts, enough said.
Changing your opinion about one or two issues is growing up, changing your mind to get elected (i.e. Clinton) is flip flopping.
As far as ill equipped for the campaign, I think he is doing well so far.
I have covered work ethic before, here.
The last two could be a problem for any lawyer, we'll see when we get there.
Win, Fred, Win