An opinion piece written by Brenda Blagg in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Feb. 24, 2021) speaks to the heart of the Common Ground Arkansas effort.
Mrs. Blagg: “Any independent candidate needs some kind of an organization behind him or her, one that offers support in terms of fundraising and people power, the way that traditional political parties do. Common Ground Arkansas, if it organizes successfully, could potentially help any serious centrist candidate attract such support and funding from an organization made up of what Hendren calls the ‘politically homeless.’ …
“‘The best politics,’ Hendren said, ‘the ones that really serve the people, happen when we come together, when we collaborate.’
That explains why Hendren is so intent on re-establishing common ground among Democrats, Republicans and those, like him, with no party at all.”