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From a reader:

Does EFM have any comments on the presidential aspirations and supposed fundraising clout of Mr. Barbour?

Let me stipulate the following:
1. I think the world of Gov. Barbour both as a governor and as a strategist.
2. I love bourbon.
3. I believe lobbyists are a necessary and important part of our form of government.
That said, anybody who seriously believes a bourbon-swilling ex-lobbyist will be elected president anytime soon is on something a lot stronger than bourbon.
Gov. Barbour himself is way too smart to believe that.
But he’s sticking his toe in the water because his real goal is to be a kingmaker, and he knows he will have more power if he flirts with trying to become the king. He’s right. He will accomplish that goal. And that will be a good thing for conservatives.
It could even be a good thing for Gov. Romney if Gov. Barbour actually runs, because he would be enough of a force in the Deep South (if nowhere else) that our guy could safely write that region, where he will never run the table, off.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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