In a number of reports in the past week, conservatives have questioned the Romney campaign’s strategy, particularly the way Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan, the vice presidential nominee, is being used on the campaign trail. Some, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, opined that Ryan should be more visible. But Thompson was complimentary of the Romney campaign, attributing Walker’s comments to Wisconsin pride.
“We in Wisconsin are all big fans of Paul Ryan, and he is never being used enough from our perspective,” Thompson said. “We’d like to see him out every day in the spotlight, carrying the message, because we know how articulate and hardworking and how good he is. It’s a bias on our part.”
But Thompson made a point not to question the Romney campaign, giving them a vote of confidence.
“The worst thing you could do is Monday-morning quarterback a presidential or senatorial campaign,” he said. “The campaign knows full well where their strengths are and their weaknesses and what needs to be done. I am absolutely certain they recognize Paul’s tremendous asset and will use it to their advantage — that’s why they put him on the ticket. I am not critical at all of what Romney is doing. I think they had a bad week, and I think this week is going to be a very good week for the Republicans. I think we’ve seen the worst and now we’re going to see the best.”