Pundits keep saying Fred Thompson erred in entering the campaign late, but a poll of voters suggests otherwise. They are already bored with these "debates" and campaigns:
While political junkies have enjoyed the extended pre-season for Election 2008, most voters say that the debates and other campaign activities so far have been annoying and a waste of time. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 56% of Likely Voters hold that view while only 29% say the campaign so far has been interesting and informative. In fact, 72% of voters would favor a proposal to shorten the Presidential campaign season so that no one could begin campaigning more than a year before election day.
Good grief. If the candidates paid attention to the voters what would fundraisers, pundits and consultants do to earn a living?