Snyder: The morning after | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snyder: The morning after

Posted By on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 4:55 AM

Roby Brock rounds up some speculation in the slipstream of U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder's surprise retirement announcement.

If times are so bad for Democrats, why are so many potential candidates being discussed? And what happens if some current officeholders change re-election plans?

Roby figures that, despite many Republicans who might be interested, the GOP field for Second District won't grow because Tim Griffin has national GOP support and early money. Yeah, that worked for Gilbert Baker in keeping people out of that GOP Senate primary.

Brummett offers analysis.

Today we tell a story advancing the idea that Arkansawyers despise health reform, love their medical care, can’t stand Barack Obama and will punish any Democratic officeholder going along with this president and this health reform.

He, like I, accepts Vic Snyder at face value that family considerations drove his retirement. Snyder has never much engaged in word games. He adds:

But things are never altogether simple. It’s conceivable that triplets might become a tad harder to handle when you’re down in the polls by 20 points.

Nationally, Snyder is mentioned in NY Times about Democrats growing panicky over the health care fallout.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (50)

Showing 1-50 of 50

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-50 of 50

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • The Mondo Trumpe open line

    A world of the dogs? Check out Trump's latest poll ratings.
    • Jul 22, 2018
  • University pay ranking puts UA System chief at 57

    The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released its survey of pay of top public and private university leaders in 2016-17. Donald Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System, checked in at No. 57 on the list of 251 public university leaders.
    • Jul 22, 2018
  • Winds, race and an open line

    The open line includes power outages, Republicans and racism.
    • Jul 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation