NY Times writes about how NW Ark. was used as a political prop by the Bush machine, with its friendly audience (Check the link and look at the diversity of the audience arrayed behind the president. It actually includes older white women as well as older white men.)
Arkansas Democrats, for the most part, took aim at Bush's towering hypocrisy -- urging fiscal responsibility after the worst deficit spending ever. Sen. Mark Pryor, other than calling for approval of the expanded health coverage for children of lower middle class families, was restrained, however.