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Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:29
Louisiana Democrats Could Use Edwin Edwards Now
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Edwin EdwardsThe former Governor is on top of the world today. Looking fit and trim at the spry age of 83, Edwards is getting ready for a statewide book signing tour. He has so many upcoming events on his schedule that he canceled a RV sight seeing tour.

It is almost like Edwards is ready to start campaigning, but according to the Louisiana Constitution he cannot run for office again until 15 years after his sentence is complete. That is too bad for the Louisiana Democratic Party, which could surely use a younger version of Edwin Edwards right now.

If only Edwin Edwards could save the Louisiana Democratic Party today. Upon his release from prison and the end of his sentence, Edwards is enjoying renewed popularity. In fact, he said that he is more popular now than when he went into prison.

Even Republicans have to admire his perseverance and his penchant for landing beautiful women. He latest love is 51 years younger and about to become the third Mrs. Edwin Edwards.

Along with chasing a younger woman, the former Governor’s other favorite activity has always been politics. He was the best at campaigning and charming the voters of Louisiana. In fact, Edwards is the only Governor in state history to serve for four terms.

Although his considerable talents were often used for nefarious activities, he certainly entertained the people of the state. His joke telling, womanizing, gambling and fun loving ways struck a chord with Louisiana voters who are accustomed to electing entertainers to political office.

Today, the Louisiana Democratic Party could sure use someone like Edwards to run for Governor. Currently, only teacher Tara Hollis has thrown her hat in the ring. Yet, the problem is even more serious for the Democrats have few candidates for the other statewide offices.

The party is in such shambles that other than Mary Landrieu, there is no Democrat in statewide elected office. The congressional delegation is all Republican except for Cedric Richmond of New Orleans.

The party is light years away from their heyday, during the Edwin Edwards era. Now, the former Governor is only a reminder of not only their past, but also their shaky prospects for the future.

Edwards Biographer to appear on Politics With a Punch tonight Thursday July 14
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Jeff CrouereJeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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