by Max Brantley
No mail today, at least.
I hope the canvassers don't ring the bell during my statutory Sunday nap.
SPEAKING OF ELECTIONS: Brummett tabs his picks today: Halter, Elliott (maybe), Wilcox, Causey, Womack. (None in land commissioner race. We stick there with Monty Davenport.)
The NY Times notes a theme that Brummett advances — that Halter could be the stronger candidate in the fall.
Mr. Halter would not have to defend votes like Mrs. Lincoln’s support for the health care overhaul and the economic bailout, both of which have proven to be unpopular in Arkansas. In fact, Mr. Halter could turn the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as Tarp, on Mr. Boozman, who supported it as a member of Congress.
It is one more piece of evidence that while Democrats and Republicans publicly root for their incumbents to survive, losing a few more is not necessarily the end of the world.