Proof It's Close: Watch the Presidents
When I was in the Navy, you could always tell where the critical points on the globe were, because that is where we would send the Aircraft Carriers. Those who think that the Democrats are going to run away with the Governor's race should notice where both parties are sending the biggest guns they have. It's right here in Arkansas.
Impeached former President Bill Clinton is in Jonesboro today. The area used to be solid Democrat Country, but can now be considered a swing area of the state. There are a lot of places he could be for the Democrats, but he is there to support Mike Beebe for Governor. In an interesting side note, there is no mention in any of the news accounts that he is there for any other candidate. Odd that Bill Halter worked for Clinton for years, and yet Clinton seems to be avoiding him.
But Clinton is from Arkansas. It is perhaps only natural that he make a stop in the Natural State. The real proof this race is close comes from the other side. Can anyone honestly tell me that Karl Rove would send President George Bush to Benton County the day before the election if this was not a close race? That is right, Bush is coming, of all places in America, here the day before the election. That tells me that the smartest people in this business believe that this race is still in play. It also tells me that there are quite a few undecided votes in NWA.
Are they move-ins, disgruntled conservatives, soccer moms? I don't know. I just know that both sides are setting up the biggest of earned media events they can right here. It's close. Don't doubt it.