Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can Barry Switzer Play Spoiler Once Again?

Can former OU football coach Barry Switzer play spoiler in the gubernatorial race, once again? Democrat candidate Jari Askins sure hopes so.

Switzer played a key role in the upset election of, then a little-known State Senator, Governor Brad Henry in 2002. Now the Askins' campaign has released a final-week commercial with Switzer.

You can count on this to run very heavily until the election. But will it be enough for Askins to pull off a victory, as polls continue to show Fallin with a large lead? Only time will tell.


  1. I am not sure Barry Switzer played that heavy a roll in that "upset". Henry won that election by less than 1% of the vote over Steve Largent.

    Wasn't the "spoiler" Independent Gary Richardson who got a little over 14% of the conservative vote because he supported gambling and Largent did not?

    (Steve finally said about a week before the election that he would agree to a ballot initiative, but it was too late. Some saw him as a flip-flopper)

    Bobbie McAuliffe
    Poteau, OK

  2. I have been saying all along, we need to watch this race. Jari Askins has a way of winning races she should lose by double digits. It's not over yet.


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