Salter: Cochran answered critics; Childers ready to run

PHILADELPHIA — What did I see and hear at this year’s Neshoba County Fair?

During his July 31 appearance at the venerable campground fair, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran went back to the career characteristics that have marked his long and successful career to answer his critics.

Cochran is a quiet man with a gentle nature. He’s not given to loud, sharp talk and he’s not given to manufactured anger and outbursts displayed for the benefit of the TV cameras. The senator is a man of keen intellect and impeccable manners.