Friday, 29 October 2010 08:25
New Vitter Endorsements, DC Madam Crime Focus, Debate Video
Written by  stephen-sabludowsky
steve_sabludowsky01The television debates between Charlie Melancon and David Vitter are now history. Over the next four-plus days until the polls close on Tuesday, November 2, both campaigns will be taking their respective messages to the Louisiana voters.  

A post-debate email from the Vitter campaign,  said “As we enter the closing days of the race, the contrast between Senator Vitter's record and Charlie Melancon's couldn't be clearer”.

 

Vitter’s campaign is correct. Based upon the Thursday WWL and the Wednesday WDSU debates, there were few, if any issues upon which the major candidates agreed.

Throughout both debates, Vitter continued to associate Melancon to Obama, the stimulus, the bailouts and the exploding federal debt calling it a “radical agenda”.  Obama and the Democratic Congress has been Senator Vitter’s central campaign theme.

Melancon attempted to brand Vitter as a member of the “extreme right” and tried to couch himself as a blue-dog Democrat willing to seek compromises.

The panel of TV journalists asked Melancon about a controversial tax-payer paid trip to Antartica and his wife's accompanying him to Paris France, also a trip paid by the taxpayers.

During the debate, Melancon said, “My wife likes to be with me".

However, the major controversy dominating discussion during and after the debate was the question whether Senator Vitter violated the law in relationship to the DC Madam matter.

After responding to a question about the "serious sin" , Greg Meriwether of WAFB-TV asked Vitter, “Did you violate the law? Yes or no, sir,”

Vitter responded with “You can ask those questions. You can look back 10 years. You can stay fixated on that. My job, I believe, is to look forward on behalf of the people.”

Moderator Dennis Woltering of WWL TV also questioned Vitter about breaking the law.

After the debate, Vitter was confronted by two media members who asked the Senator whether he broke the law and why he would not answer the question.

Senator Vitter said he had talked to the Louisiana voters during the debate about this issue and is very satisfied with his conversation with the Louisiana public.

Senator Vitter responds to the debate question whether he broke the law     

After the debate, reporters question Senator Vitter about whether he broke the law

 

Watch the entire replay of Thursday’s WWL statewide debate

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Endorsements:  In the battle of the endorsements, today, David Vitter  received the endorsements today from the Times Picayune and the Alexandria Town Talk.
Earlier this week,  Melancon received the endorsements from the Gambit Weekly, the Louisiana Weekly, the Monroe News Star and the Shreveport Times.

Melancon endorsements:

News Star: For Senate, Melancon
Shreveport Times: Editorial: Melancon for U.S. Senator
Gambit Weekly: Editorial: Melancon for Senate
Louisiana Weekly: Recommendations for Nov. 2 Election

Times Picayune endorsements: Vitter, Richmond, Scalise  Times Picayune

Our View: Vitter's 'serious sin' should cost votes, but not the

Discuss the issues below on our Buzzboards--is the media badgering Sen. Vitter or do you believe the Madam "crime" sharply raised during Friday's debate-- is fair game?

by Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com



 


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