So I was reading all the news about Alberto Gonzalez’s resignation. Unless the White House never really nominates someone — highly unlikely — the news up until September 11th is going to be focused on the new nominee.

So how is Fred Thompson going to announce and get any attention? Especially if he is not participating in the September 5th debate, which I will be going to.

After September 11th, there is going to be 3 weeks of Iraq. And what’s Fred’s position on Iraq? He’s going to have to say

Can Thompson survive a month of minimal attention? If Iowa is in December, can he really kick off his campaign in October? I hear that he is not hiring much staff in these early states.

This isn’t going to help his expectations problem, which Mike Huckabee was kind enough to point out.

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