Arkansas News Bureau columnist John Brummett wrote a good column last week examining the much-ballyhooed Senate race in District 30 between Sen. Gilbert Baker (R) and challenger Joe White (D), which has emerged by default as “The Big Race” in Arkansas in 2008.
Brummett, challenged by Democrats who want him to endorse White, continues to scratch his head today and finally decides that there’s less here than meets the eye.
(Apparently, Arkansas Project readers agree, as our “Debate Squad” entry earlier in the week on Baker vs. White was decidely flat.)
Brummett does suggest that, should White be elected, he would be little more than a “puppet” in the legislature for Gov. Mike Beebe. That’s something to think about while you watch this ad in which Beebe and several other elected officials endorse White, who sits there grinning like a mongoloid and doesn’t say a word the whole time. Weird: