Just watched Blanche Lambert Lincoln’s declaration of victory in the primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas. In the parts that I caught (all but the beginning), the incumbent Democrat didn’t once attack Republicans or name her GOP opponent.
Over at the Corner, Robert Costa joins me in wondering if Bill Clinton won it for Blanche:
Even in a loss, Bill Clinton is Kingfish. The man has it. He did radio ads and robocalls and campaigned for Blanche Lincoln, and black voters turned out where Lincoln needed them to. (Remember just two years ago how Bill Clinton was in the doghouse? Short memories!).
Given how much the unions invested in the campaign of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter who sought to unseat the two-term Democrat.
“The lesson here,” Daniel Foster writes, “seems to be that Bill Clinton beats union money.”
Given the anti-incumbency mood in the country right now, with Lincoln as the nominee, Democrats are all but certain to lose this seat. Put this one in the GOP column.