Dead Possum Outpolls Blanche Lincoln
The latest numbers from Rasmussen tell a scary story for incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln. All Republican candidates that they named out-polled the Senator. State Senator Gilbert Baker, State Senator Kim Hendren, business man Curtis Coleman, and even self-proclaimed former "state" Tea Party head Tom Cox all lead her. I have a feeling if other names had been included (Conrad Reynolds, Buddy Rogers and some others are also considering the race) some of them would have topped her too.
Not one of the Republican candidates has a "very favorable" rating out of the single digits. That tells me 1) people are not FOR them, they are AGAINST Blanche Lincoln, and 2) Since about anyone is competitive against her the Republican SOP of rallying around the candidate that the establishment tells us "can win" mostly does not apply to this race. Any of them "can win" against her, so voters can get the luxury of picking an opponent for her based on whether or not they actually like the candidate and their positions rather than holding their noses and voting for some candidates they consider to be a dubious character whose chief virtue is that they "can win".