I know, the headline proposition doesn't make the heart sing. Except for the potential ire among the Tea Party that will be caused by John Boozman's candidacy for U.S. Senate, to be announced in Little Rock next week. John Brummett defends Boozman as a solid Republican. As if he needs the defense.
Here's the deal. The Tea Party crowd can do some serious mischief in the Republican primary. Alone, they are only spoilers in the general election, unless the vast middle stays home in huge numbers.