Friday, August 28, 2009

Is Blanche Going to Take The Money and (Not) Run?

Is this U.S. Senate Death Star about to be fully operational?
State Senate President Pro-Tem Bob "Death Star" Johnson has made rumblings that he might like to run in the Democratic primary for United States Senate. He would not do that unless someone from the establishment had given him the green light. Blanche Lincoln, the incumbent, is also a Democrat. They are famous for not having contested primaries. What is up here?

Well, I can't help but notice that Senator Lincoln has a bulging campaign war chest, due to the fact that out of state special interests love her. She is quite the darling of the corporate lobbyists on Capitol Hill. On the other hand, the folks back home who will actually do the voting seem to find her regular sell-outs and double talk/evasions to be quite tiresome. Her polls simply reek.

Maybe Lincoln is going to take all those millions she has gathered up in corporate campaign donations and quit. She can use the money, like ex-Governor Huckabee, to start a PAC whose real purpose is to give lucrative jobs to her family. Maybe she is sending these signals and the Democrat establishment needs a back up plan just in case she opts not to face what may be a very brutal campaign.

Or it could just be that the establishment has caught on that the people have caught on to the fact that Lincoln is a corporate sell-out. They need a fresh face, albeit a face that will still play ball with them. That way it could be years before the electorate figures out that the new politician is in the same pocket as the old one was.


Blogger Daniel said...

But can Johnson raise the money needed to run a credible challenge?

8:43 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

He can raise more than any GOP challenger but Baker. And any outsider will have to fight the DemGaz too.

3:35 AM, August 29, 2009  

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