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  •  I'm not saying this just because (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    I want Pryor to win, but if Cotton does have presidential ambitions, I wonder if running for governor would be better.

    It would definitely be the easier of the two races, and I think the road to the White House still goes through the governor's mansion. 2008, where the three top contenders for president were from the Senate, seems to be the exception.

    Of course, nothing says he cant win the WH from the Senate. Or it could be he just wants to be a senator.

    •  Being Governor of Arkansas (2+ / 0-)
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      jj32, MichaelNY

      You have to remember that the Republican legislators in Arkansas aren't all that much more to the right, fiscally speaking, of their Democratic colleagues. Many are former Democrats (and I'm sure many have voted for Democrats running statewide in recent years). In all likelihood, it'll take more than a decade for enough "dyed-in-the-wool" conservatives to be elected to the legislature before the state legislature starts passing economic policy that would make national Republicans happy. Cotton would be stuck dealing with a legislature that's focused on social policy and would spend 4-8 years battling with fiscal liberals within his own caucus in the legislature.

      Home: North Shore of Illinois, College: Main Line of Pennsylvania (PA-07)

      by IllinoyedR on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:29:33 PM PDT

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