This hardly constitutes the stuff of a major dispute, but I would submit that the problem is not so much my mistaken view of Federalism as much as it is his lack of commitment to the principle. This presents conservatives with an opportunity to have a much needed discussion.
In all, I think he acquits himself well here. While I would still prefer a true Libertarian, like Ron Paul, in the White House, Thompson, as a strong Federalist, is not a bad second choice. He can talk the talk, we shall see if he can walk the walk.