So the sum total of Thompson's day in Waverly [Iowa] was meeting with a newspaper editor and saying nothing and then meeting about 15 people in a warm firehouse and saying nothing.
When he was supposed to go out and find voters in shops and diners, talk to them and answer their questions, he decided to skip it and get back on his luxury bus instead.
That's not retail politics. That's not Iowa. And that's not laconic. That's lazy.