Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s announcement today that he will “actively explore” the presidency marks the start of an 18 month battle for control of the Republican Party.
As so many of us so well know, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is single-focused: The White House. In advance of what many believe to be his opening statement in his “official” presidential-run announcement, he is bringing in scores of religious leaders to the LSU for prayer.
More, Louisiana US Senate race analysis and talk--WGSO's Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz's Stephen Sabludowsky--continued the debate following this weekend's election in which Republican candidate Bill Cassidy ousted Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu.
As Louisiana Democrats find themselves sliding into political oblivion, they find on offer two strategies to become meaningful again at the statewide level: adapt to the median voter’s issue preference, or to rely on subterfuge. Early indications are their hardheaded leaders will rely on the latter.
Let us give Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory credit.
According to a press release, he was instrumental in overturning an election in Turkey Creek Louisiana due to voter fraud. No doubt, we should thank him and others who believe it is necessary to remove the cancer any fraudulent, coercive or unfair behavior from our elective process.
If the polls are right, Louisiana voters are on the verge of throwing long time politician U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) a retirement party on December 6. Her opponent Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) is comfortably ahead as the run-off draws to a close and has been continually blasting the incumbent as a clone of the unpopular President Barack Obama.
The President cannot be any more provocative with the GOP. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama did not move to the middle or reach out to Republicans, he moved further to the political left.
President Barack Obama is once again doing no favor for the Mary Landrieu for US Senate campaign. Nor did he help his party during the November elections landslide.
Remember back to the days of yore in the year 2008 when newly-minted Louisiana governor, Bobby the Jindal (otherwise known as Bobby Jindal), rose into power on an ethics reform platform?
While the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee apparently has not put up the $1.8 million money it took off of the table for Landrieu television buys after the general election in which Democratic candidates got walloped at the polls, Mary Landrieu is continuing to raise money for her run against Bill Cassidy.