JACKSON -- Thus far, Steve Simpson, the Republican nominee for attorney general, has based almost his entire campaign on the fact Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood refused to joined the lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known by many as Obamacare.
Obviously, the law is unpopular in Mississippi. Maybe the fact that Hood did not join the lawsuit filed by about 26 states is enough to cause people not to vote for him.
But Simpson, former Public Safety commissioner, might need to tell voters how Hood's failure to join the lawsuit impacts them. After all, the issue will be resolved by the United States Supreme Court. Whether Hood had joined the lawsuit or not will not change that fact.
There are already literally hundreds of attorneys working on both sides of the issue. Would Hood's involvement have made a difference?
We obviously will see on Nov. 8 whether Simpson's focus on the health care law works.