The debate over what some people say will be a $1.4 billion budget shortfall, cuts and higher education (once again), and a governor using state money to help launch a presidential run can be heard often at the state capitol in Baton Rouge. Today, that conversation is being heard overseas, in London.
After six difficult years under Barack Obama, the country is ready for a change in the White House. The President has delivered a continual dose of no compromise liberalism that has divided the races and polarized the political climate.
Money really matters
Money really matters if you are running for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is seeking a fourth six-year term in the 2014 election.
It is not usual that when a politician gets used to being in the public eye and too loose with his or her words or begins thinking of himself or herself as a celebrity rather than a leader, that they become too relaxed, trip up, and blunder their way into embarrassment. It is at that point that a politician has to explain “what I meant,” and “what I meant” explanations are never good.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now making the media rounds promoting her new book, Hard Choices. Initial reports on book sales are not very favorable as the price has already been slashed at outlets such as Books a Million.
Due to the 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, President Obama is barred from serving a third term as President. This is a godsend since our country may not survive another four years of Barack Obama in the White House. Fortunately, more Americans are realizing the damage he has done to our country. This explains why his approval numbers are mired in the low 40's and the prospects for the Democrat Parity in the mid-term elections are not very rosy.
Landrieu leads Cassidy, but...
Last week, the Fax-Net reported on a poll on the U.S. Senate race conducted by Rasmussen Reports. It showed Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy leading incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu by four percentage points.
In the same week that the Louisiana Republican Party and others released an internal poll claiming Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has skyrocketed to 50 percent favorable after falling to the mid-thirties this spring, and the same week that a conservative organization released its poll showing Jindal at 35 percent, another poll shoe drops.
One of the political fights that arose from the terrorism incident in Libya consulate early this year and that had become a hot campaign issue, has come to a close.
The tragic murder of four Americans, including our Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 has never been adequately explained by the Obama administration.