Three top candidates for statewide office have faced defending indefensible positions in this year’s campaigns.
This is not a prediction of how any of them will do.
First is the Republican nominee for commissioner of agriculture and commerce, Dr. Lester Spell. The second indefensible position belongs to the Democratic nominee for a new term as attorney general, Jim Hood. The third indefensible position is that of Republican Gov. Haley Barbour in standing firm for two years against the exceptionally good and popular idea that departing Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck offered to reduce the tax on groceries and increase the tax on cigarettes.