What does it mean when somebody defects to the McCain campaign?

Fred, we hardly knew ye…

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Republican Fred Thompson played down a staff member’s departure and a New Hampshire supporter’s defection Wednesday, saying it’s not up to him to know what’s going on at every level of his presidential campaign.
“This is a campaign with a lot of different moving parts and a lot of things going on simultaneously,” Thompson said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Thompson’s campaign recently lost Nelson Warfield, a political media strategist, and New Hampshire Republican Dan Hughes said he had switched to John McCain’s team.

So what’s going on? Well, the GOPers were expecting the second coming of Ronald Reagan and when that didn’t happen…bye bye Fred.

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