It’s my pleasure to introduce to Swampland our newest guest blogger, Mudcat Saunders. I’m sure many if not most of our readers are familiar with Mudcat, a Democratic consultant who specializes in helping candidates appeal to rural voters. He advised Jim Webb’s successful campaign against George Allen last fall. He was on Mark Warner’s team for 2008, but after Warner dropped out he moved over to the Edwards campaign as an adviser. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading this profile of Saunders from a few years back. Mudcat, Welcome!