Word filtered down to the Times about a recent speech Dale Bumpers delivered to about 300 people in Arkadelphia. Bumpers, who served 14 years in the U.S. Senate with Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, testified to Kerry’s character and reportedly convinced the crowd to vote for the Massachusetts senator.
What did Bumpers say that undecided voters elsewhere need to hear?
“I talked about how he was a good friend, and a decent man with great principles and great values,” Bumpers said. “And I said that he would never mislead America.”
Bumpers also took on the Bush administration.
“I used the flip-flop idea for what they did with the invasion of Iraq,” Bumpers recalled. “First they said it was about weapons of mass destruction. Then they had to flip to talk about the Al Qaeda connection. When that flopped, they said, ‘Aren’t we safer with Saddam out?’ ”
Bumpers also talked about the economy. “It took 200 years for our country to accrue the first trillion of debt,” Bumpers noted. “It took George W. Bush just four years to add another trillion.”
Bumpers said many at the speech told him he’d put to rest their doubts about Kerry. Perhaps Kerry should put the Bumpers show on the road.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
The Arkansas Dems can lead by doing the opposite of what the national Dems did when they reelected the same leadership in charge since the equally embarrassing losses as seen in Arkansas. Electing 75-plus-year-olds is no way to embrace the youth.