by Max Brantley
The Halter-Lincoln race is top of the NY Times' digital front-page this morning. Familiar themes. Did the cheer reported for D.C. Morrison during an appearance of candidates in Magnolia portend votes for him -- and an increased likelihood of a runoff?
I hope not.
End it, don't extend it. Check your horoscope. Flip a coin. Whatever. But vote for Halter or Lincoln.
PS -- Another Times blogger again characterizes the Halter challenge as a left-wing challenge. That's fair insofar as financial support from labor unions go, I suppose. But there are plenty of people opposing Lincoln who are not leftists. Support for government health programs -- which you find in the majority of Arkansas Democratic primary voters -- is more old-fashioned populism than leftish elitism.
But even liberal writers are eager to advance the left-wing insurgency theme, in Arkansas and Pennsylvania.