Sunday, September 03, 2006

Arrows Away

John Brummett- because he gave me the idea for this, and because when you're John, you don't have to be writing very well to be writing better.
Mike Beebe because the early-run positive ads seemed to have bumped him up some, though not as much as some polls are showing.
Asa Hutchinson- has begun the home stretch within striking range and with a full campaign chest, but he is going to have to work hard to find rural conservatives to make up for some insider republicans (read political-class crooked opportunists) who are backing Beebe.
Jim Lendall- beat Beebe and Daniels in court and got on the ballot. Now he has to translate that into campaign momentum. His surprise obstacle is an establishment media that won't put him in their polls or press for his inclusion in debates.
Rod Bryan- I have not expected much from him, and he has met my expectations.
Jim Holt- he is the closest in the polls of any statewide Republican and has been preiscent on a couple of important issues, but will he get the money he needs to win down the stretch?
Bill "Hollywood" Halter, fresh in from the west coast and ready to be the 'boss of us'. Even Brummett says the guy is frightening. Though Brummett is frightend by Holt even more, most of the state does not share John Brummett's phobia concerning Holt, nor do they share Halter's views- views so left that the Green Party actually choose not to run anyone for this race.
Dustin McDaniel- down in comparison to the absurd build-up Brummett gives him, and down because he looked Arkansans right in the eye and misreprented himself over his role in the Remington arms suit. Brummett actually wrote that McDaniel didn't sue Remington, because he was just the lawyer, but it was actually just his clients that sued Remington! Now that is Clintonizing at its best, technically correct but deceptive in every other sense of the word.
Gunner DeLay - the fundraising is improving and he seems to have weathered the counter attack- the IRS had a dispute with him but no penalities or fines were ever assessed- from the McDaniel camp. He has some good ideas, but does he have the time and resources to make his case before Nov. 7th?
Charlie Daniels- his performance is a "down arrow" but so far the general public has shown little signs of noticing or caring. He dodged a silver bullet when he decided not to appeal the Green case- a move that would have once again disenfranchised Arkansas' military personel serving overseas.
Jim LaGrone- not down for being there to make sure Daniels dared not appeal the ruling and once again disenfranchise our military voters overseas. Not up, because he needs to translate his energy and competence into poll movement.
Houston Nutt - for the shoddy way he treated Robert Johnson. The young man did a credible job against a tough USC team.

6 Comments:

Blogger terrymcdermott said...

I give Ron credit for one thing. He overcame a great obstical in the Arkansas Political System.

10:08 PM, September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roby Brock's latest poll puts the Lt. Gov's race at Halter 44%-Holt 40%, with a 3.1% margin of error.

6:53 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Around 16% undecided? That's a bit large.

8:45 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is within the margin of error. Is there a link to that poll?

11:56 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes,
click the words "Arkansas Watch" at the top of this page and it will take you to the poll, it is the lead story on the main page of the blog.

7:46 PM, September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nutt did the best thing for Rojo, at his own bidding (today he said he requested to be moved).

Would you rather play 2nd or more likely 3rd string or would you like to make a difference in a different position? Mustain has the intangibles that make a great QB. Johnson is a great football player but his skills can be better served in other ways.

8:35 PM, September 05, 2006  

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