How badly is Fred Thompson doing? So badly in Iowa that he is considered less honest about his beliefs than Mitt Romney. When asked whether a candidate says what he believes, 56% say yes for Romney, while only 53% say the same for Thompson. How poorly must your campaign be going when you are viewed as more of a panderer than the monumental fraud himself? Wasn’t Fred’s appeal supposed to be that he was the straight-talking, no-nonsense Tennessean? He can’t persuade anybody that he’s really motivated, and he can’t even persuade all that many people that he’s sincere. Does he have anything left to offer?