Thompson though, has called it “excellent.”
Here’s part of Thompson’s chat with reporters after attending a rally in the Garment District this afternoon, courtesy of an attendee:
Q: What did you think of Obama’s comments about you last night? There were some reports that you had been hoping for more?
A: “Not in the least and I think somebody misinterpreted a comment.”
“I was thrilled by the president’s comments last night. I was enthused, I was thrilled. I mean, I had the opportunity to go downstairs and talk to him before (the event began), the opportunity to take photos with the president and I thought his comments were excellent. I was both proud and excited by his comments.”
Q: What did you say to each other in private conversation?
A: “As we were taking photos I thanked the president for his endorsement, thanked him for his support, and I let him understand that I was going to win this election. The president indicated to me, ‘Keep going out there. Work hard each day.’ … I was excited by it; it couldn’t have been nicer. I thought it was phrased perfectly. … I was on Cloud 9.”
“I’m still on Cloud 9 today.”