Thursday, July 06, 2006


Endorsement Tea Leaves

You can tell a lot about a candidate by looking at who endorses their candidacy. For example, let's look at those endorsing Mike Beebe for governor.

These were the only endorsements that were trumpeted on Beebe's website. One would think that the former President/Governor, Bill Clinton, would endorse him, but if he actually did then they buried it deep in a story very few read. As you can see, the endorsements com from the political left - even left of the mainstream Democrats.

So, now that we know who is proclaiming their loyalty to Mike Beebe, let's take a look at who is endorsing Asa Hutchinson.

It's a sure bet that organizations such as the National Rifle Assn. and Focus on the Family, as well as individuals like President Bush, Mitt Romney and John McCain will endorse Asa Hutchinson.

But what is the difference between these two lists - besides one being primarily liberal leaning and the other conservative?

Well, the NFIB represents small business. Small business makes up a large percentage of Arkansas' employers. If they are endorsing a candidate, you can be sure they believe that candidate will work to limit legislation that harms small business, and in turn employees.

Contrast that to Beebe supporter, the Arkansas Teachers Assn., whose leadership leans left of Hillary. While the rank and file members may not be liberal leaning, the leadership has a "maintain power at all costs" attitude. They do not support strengthening parental rights over what a child is taught and they generally oppose home-schooling.

This is just a preliminary list of endorsements. There will be more to come as the campaign heats up. Let's just watch and see where the conservative and liberal groups place their banners.

Again, as Arkansans move increasingly to the political right, Beebe's supporters are increasingly farther to the left. That doesn't sound like where the average Arkansan wants to go. But wait, Mike is bound to flip-flop and support everything the NFIB endorses, it's just a matter of time.

The Stuttgart Arkansas MLK Committee is a one man con artist organization headed by a scam artist and con man , Robert Earl Chambers of Stuttgart , AR , who besides printing a tattletale gosspip rag about the black residents of Stuttgart , is an unemployed neer do well that hasn't had a job in a decade and leeches off of his wife. Chambers was investigated for sexual abuse of his stepdaughter , and is basically a nefarious charachter on Stuttgart's lunatic fringe that managed to con both the Arkansas Democratic and Republican Parties into thinking he was a legitimate power broker , when in fact he is shunned by most of Stuttgart. He generally has the help of his crackhead sisters Monica and Renee , though he has from time to time conned others into believing he was a power broker in political circles. He is barred from most of the churches in Stuttgart and doesn't have a single person he can call FRIEND.
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