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Political Notes from the Arkansas Blogosphere

Updated: Apr 15

One of our periodic check-ins with our friends and colleagues in the Arkansas blogosphere:

At the Think Tank, Blake Rutherford has an end of the day political round-up that brings together all kinds of dandy Election Day scraps for all you political obsessive-compulsives out there. Includes a guide to who’s hosting watch parties where on Tuesday night in Little Rock.

Max Brantley at the Arkansas Times blog notes that a Time magazine political watcher tagged Arkansan Clint Reed, former state GOP director and now a Republican National Committee campaign honcho, as one of the “Five Most Important People in American Politics Not Running for President.” Ha! Suck it, U.S. Senators!

The Tolbert Report is tracking Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaigning in Florida, with some good video.

In the Griffin Room, Tim Griffin writes that former Sen. Fred Thompson’s name is being bandied about to serve as the next RNC chair. He’s no doubt being cheered on by the same delusional lunatics who thought that Thompson would make a fine presidential nominee, a ridiculous fantasy that faded quickly in 2007. Yeah, that worked out great. Can’t wait to see what he has in store for the RNC.

The Youth Vote: Big in'08?


Finally, Lance Turner of Arkansas Business ponders the question, “Will the youth vote matter?” Oh, great, this again. We’re always having to talk about “the youth vote,” and it drives me nuts. Because there’s nothing stupider than a young person, and the younger they are, the stupider they are. I mean, like, babies and little kids. Have you ever talked to a baby or a little kid? They’re totally stupid. I can’t even carry on a conversation with one, so they’re boring, too. And they frequently don’t smell very good.

I’m going to go ahead and say, “no, the youth vote will not matter in Election ’08,” and we’ll see if the numbers bear me out. But regardless of what happens tomorrow, believe you me, we’ll have to have the same damn discussion about the youth vote in 2012, because every four years is the election when the damn youth vote is really, really, really going to break out, and we really mean it this time. Don’t get me started on the damn youth vote.

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