Jon’s with Fred
After being hired on to the George Allen campaign too late to help clean up the post-Macaca mess and six months as the new media rep for the Republican minority in the Senate, Jon Henke is back to blogging at Q and O and on board the Fred Thompson campaign bandwagon.
I’m not sure what to make of Thompson’s candidacy. He’s a likable, smart, and charismatic fellow. Still, I’m not sure that his public policy resume shows adequate preparation for the presidency. Certainly, during the brief time he was my Senator (I lived in Tennessee during the 1995-96 academic year) he was more a show horse than a work horse.
The Henke hire is a good one, presuming they’ll actually listen to him. Allen’s staff didn’t and while Mitch McConnell did plenty of blog outreach through Henke, they mostly used him as a press flack sending out far too many emails against his own judgment.