Against my better judgment, I bet against both conventional wisdom and Lamar Hooker. Now I owe him dinner at Walker’s. At least he doesn’t drink.
Lamar, who seems to know everyone in the state of Mississippi (and their skeletons), picked Tate Reeves. I picked Billy Hewes. I demanded odds, but Lamar wouldn’t budge.
The false logic of my bet was simple: Mississippi is a traditional, conservative state. The voters will go for the older candidate with more experience. What went wrong?
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