by Max Brantley
The line is open.
I should add before closing what I know about where things stand on our effort with Channel 4 to arrange one more debate (they've had three) between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, in a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Senate.
Halter, who closely trailed Lincoln in the first round of voting that produced a runoff after a third candidate took 13 percent of the vote, has said he would like to debate. The Lincoln campaign has said, so far, that it is unable to schedule an appearance June 1-8 because she'll be on her "Countdown to Victory Tour then," meeting with voters statewide.
We've asked the Lincoln campaign if any time in the interim might be possible, understanding that time is short and that the Memorial Day weekend lies ahead.