Can McDaniel be state’s Obama?

Haley Barbour has attributed Chris McDaniel’s campaign for the U.S. Senate to “the ambition of youth.” The former governor even acknowledged there may be a parallel between McDaniel challenging Sen. Thad Cochran and his own run against John C. Stennis decades ago.

A fresher comparison could be made.

McDaniel was in his mid-30s when he was elected to the Mississippi Senate.

Barack Obama was in his mid-30s when he was elected to the Illinois Senate.

Sun Herald
10/29/13