Obama outreach | Arkansas Blog

Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama outreach

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 6:14 AM

John Brummett reports this morning on a Barack Obama phone call to U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, a Democratic Blue Dog, whose support will be useful in an Obama administration's spending plans. Mighty nice of Ross to allow that he's comfortable with Obama now (though not comfortable enough to turn out at the LR rally held for his candidacy).

Speaking of Obama in Arkansas: My overnight e-mail included a note from an Arkansas Obama volunteer deploring the lack of Arkansas knowledge of people sent into run the small Obama office here and the fact that the Arkansas operation seemed to be concentrated mostly on getting out the vote in Missouri. A late September poll by Rasmussen showed McCain with about a nine-point lead in Arkansas and that was before further market tanking. I hate the missed opportunity and the potential impact down the ballot of a more energized turnout for the Democratic candidate. Republicans have long been counting on the McCain edge to pick up seats in the state legislature. My correspondent says Bill Clinton will be in Arkansas next weekend. Maybe he could headline a little Obama event, my correspondent suggests.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Charter secret

    These are hard times for those who believe in traditional public schools, run by democratically elected representatives, open to all on equal terms.
    • Aug 17, 2017
  • Police announced beefed-up patrols

    Little Rock police are stepping up patrols on account of rising violent crime. Meh.
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • Free streetcar service extended through December

    Rock Region Metro says it will extend free service on the River Rail streetcar lines through December
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

    A man who says he's a former University of Arkansas student now living in New England has identified himself as the person wearing an "Arkansas Engineering" T-shirt in the Friday white supremacist march in Fayetteville. He apologized for involving UA in the story and to the professor misidentified as being the person wearing the shirt.

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation