After watching the video, click here
Monday, 10 November 2014 10:04
Pinsonat: Sen. Landrieu, wanna win? First, fire top campaign staffers
 

pinsonat2Fall 2014 has not been a good season so far for US Senator Mary Landrieu who made an unimpressive campaign showing eekeing out a victory on Election night last Tuesday but who is facing a major obstacle for her December re-election  day.  The Democratic base did not turn out for her and the her opponents Congressman Bill Cassidy and Col. Rob Maness's combined vote well-exceeded that of the Senator's.  Worse, Maness is in Cassidy's corner now and his supporters will likely follow-suit. 

 

As part of a continuing post-election series with Louisiana's premier pollster and political consultant, Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR), we asked him the following question regarding her re-election prospects.  Here is Part I of our Fall  post-election series of  "Bernie Burns". 

BAYOUBUZZ: You said over a year ago that Mary Landrieu would be in the fight of her life.  She has an uphill battle.  Can she win and if she can, how?

PINSONAT:  Most political pundits, including myself, discussed the possibility republicans would somehow help Senator Landrieu by committing mistakes or gaffes. This did not happen; in fact just the opposite occurred. Landrieu’s campaign was never in high gear- it was a campaign stuck in a time warp around nineteen eighty. The Landrieu ground game did absolutely nothing but waste time and money. Landrieu’s campaign minions day after day pushed news accounts of their huge early voting totals. Really, did your pollster not mention this essential fact – for the last eighteen months Senator Landrieu has been stuck on a very important number - twenty percent!

 

For the last eighteen months, most surveys showed Senator Landrieu with about twenty percent of all white voters. Twenty percent of white voters and ninety seven percent of black voters total forty two percent which was her vote total election night. About eighty percent of white voters opposed Obama’s stimulus, same eighty percent opposed Obama care and again eighty percent did not vote for Obama, Melancon or Landrieu.

Louisiana is a very red state because this eighty percent that actually votes in most elections is anti-national Democratic Party and their policies. Can Landrieu’s campaign pull off a big upset? Democrats spent tens of millions touting Landrieu’s seniority and attacking Bill Cassidy. Yet she did not gain one additional white voter.

Statewide campaigns based in Orleans are out of touch. I think it is called passé. The only thing missing from Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans election night event was a banner proclaiming “Orleans Parish - home of liberal democrats in Louisiana”.

How can she win – convince eighty percent of white voter she will go back to DC and vote with republicans to roll over President Obama and pass the Keystone pipeline legislation for starters. Another is to join republicans and roll over President Obama and remove his medical device tax. This would be a good start and of course smart politics in red state Louisiana. I am guessing and would bet most of Landrieu’s campaign staff voted for President Obama and or campaigned for him. This suggestion is very important – fire the upper echelon of your campaign staff! They are totally out of touch with most voters outside of Orleans parish.

Part 2 of Bernie Burns--Pinsonat: Edwin Edwards under-performed, is long-shot for US Congress

 

 

 


Advertise on Bayoubuzz
Check out Bayoubuzz Services
Sponsor our Webcasts
subscribe-free

Media Sources

BayoubuzzSteve

Website: www.bayoubuzz.com
Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news
  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

Read More

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

Read More

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

Read More

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

Read More

latter-blum2

TRUMP TALK

Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1