Popcorn futures are through the roof!
Two Republican operatives close to former Sen. Jim Talent say he is likely to run for the Missouri Senate seat of retiring Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.).
One Republican operative close to Talent said that he has been "itching to run" since losing to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in 2006, and is eager to make a political comeback.
Itching to make a comeback? That ought to come as news to political observers in this state. I mean, I watch politics, and as a rule, if someone is 'itching for a comeback' there is an inkling of it. You tend to see their names in the news now and then, for starters. And they don't, as a general rule, go to work as lobbyists in a climate where lobbyists enjoy standing on a par with porn publishers and tobacco executives.The wingnut-on-wingnut violence that is going to transpire in the republican primary is going to be brutal. If it was a movie, Dan Glickman would slap a NC-17 rating on it.