Arkanas isn't likely to go Obama, barring a national landslide, Brummett writes.
So to summarize with brutal candor: Obama's biggest political problem nationally is with white rural voters and that only so happens to be the very group that decides races in Arkansas.
Mike Beebe, Mark Pryor, Blanche Lincoln, Marion Berry, Mike Ross - it serves them well to say they'll not get involved with Obama unless he puts a premium on their efforts by getting involved with us.
They'd like black voters to know of this willingness, you see. Remember that an Arkansas Democrat must appeal at once to rural white voters and black voters.
SPEAKING OF OBAMA: David Sanders writes (link fixed) that he has an apparent white soul brother in the Republican candidate for House in Conway.