Molly Ball writes in The Atlantic
about the massive operation by the Democratic Party
to turn out the vote in November to save U.S. Senator Mark Pryor's
seat and perhaps propel some more Democrats to victory elsewhere on the ball.
Ball writes of the effort mentioned to me Friday by Pryor staffers — 40 field offices with paid workers and hundreds of volunteers canvassing and a database loaded with important info, all geared at encouraging Democratically inclined voters. It's no accident that the article focuses on Pine Bluff, the African-American majority community with its traditional Democratic leanings. A good turnout in that community is viewed as vital to Democratic success, from Pryor through gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross and on
through critical state legislative races.
The article notes that Republicans
have a big field operation, too, augmented by the nominally independent but thoroughly like-minded Koch-funded operation, Americans for Prosperity.
You get the sense that Democrats believe they have a deeper and more sophisticated operation. And that may be true. But all the sophistication and firewall-building in all the world can't stop a red tidal wave, if there be one washing over Arkansas. Hurry Nov. 4.