Former President Bill Clinton struck an unlikely pose in his efforts to rally support for Sen. Blanche Lincoln in tomorrow’s Arkansas Democratic primary. Clinton took on the unions who are supporting her primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, and Lincoln is now playing this up in a new campaign ad.
Then again, Clinton and the unions have been at odds before. He fought them over NAFTA when he was president and some unions sided against Hillary during the 2008 Democratic primaries. Lincoln finished first in the initial primary last month but did not do well enough to avoid a runoff. I suspect she’ll come up short tomorrow, continuing what Bob Tyrrell has documented as Clinton’s poor track record with endorsements, but we’ll see.