Rebel yell! Will the South rise again under Haley Barbour?

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, short on what he termed the “absolute fire in the belly” to run for the Republican presidential nomination, has opted out of the race.

Which spares all of us from his folksy bashing of anything that doesn’t conform to the political Mississippi mindset, circa 1861.

Speaking of which, a recent poll shows that 38 percent of Mississippi Republicans wish the South had won the Civil War.

Perhaps Barbour can run for the presidency of the Confederacy now that Jefferson Davis is out of office.