Your Daily Fred Thompson Update

## Jeff Birnbaum writes in the Washington Post today on Thompson's lobbying career. It's the closest look we have, and because it comes from Birnbaum, you're probably reading an example of self-generated reporting, rather than oppo ginned up by an opponent. Bottom line: do enough Republicans care that Thompson was a good lobbyist?

## Chris Cillizza on Fred Thompson's inner circle. There aren't as many Tennessee names as one might think. And Frist-ites are almost entirely absent.

## What's Thompson's exit strategy? In other words -- where does he think he needs to win, place or show in order to win the nomination? Common sense says South Carolina, but thanks a hyperaggressive early effort from Sen. John McCain and a counter-effort by Mitt Romney, there aren't too many