Romney is worried about Thompson

Mitt is seems freaked out about Thompson. This should get good and ugly:

“We all get the chance to go on the talk shows. But it’s not the sort of questions you get in the debates or the town meetings that I’ve had,” Romney said in an Associated Press interview, alluding to Thompson’s planned appearance Wednesday on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Thompson is to officially enter the race Thursday.

“The talk show circuit is fine, but the town meetings show you’re willing to listen to people and take their questions,” continued Romney.

While Thompson, the “Law & Order” television actor and former senator from Tennessee, will be in Los Angeles for the Leno show Romney will be among the GOP contenders at a Wednesday night debate in Durham., N.H.

“I think it will boost the ratings for Jay Leno’s show, but I’d rather be doing well in New Hampshire,” Romney earlier told reporters before he marched in a Labor Day parade in Milford, N.H.

Romney also took a jab as Thompson’s long delayed decision to become an official candidate for the GOP nomination.

“Well, I guess the only comment I’d make to Fred Thompson would be: Why the hurry? Why not take a little longer to think this over? From my standpoint, if he wants to wait until January or February, that would be ideal.”

Responded Todd Harris, a Thompson spokesman: “People often use humor to try to mask the fact that they’re nervous.”


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