It's great for Thompson -- but it's not all that bad for Mitt Romney. Consider:

(1) Mike Huckabee didn't get it. And Romney's campaign sees Huckabee as a bigger threat in Iowa right now than Fred Thompson.

(2) Because Thompson is going to have to answer a lot of abortion questions over the next few days -- and Thompson is not comfortable answering questions about abortion. And Mitt Romney is getting more comfortable.

I initially wrote it was "good" for Romney. But it's not good. It's just not that bad.

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