Plenty of questions and theoretical remedies, false hopes, but no real solutions.
The United States Senate and the US elections are now two weeks away. I hear promises, attacks, and commercials by groups who have no real interest in Louisiana at all and who provide no real answers. Their goal are to win at all costs. They throw out red meat knowing there are plenty of angry and hungry dogs ready for the next scrap.
Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and intense polling confirmation that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign was on the ropes, expect now that Louisiana Democrats will engage in the most terrific mudslinging ever seen in the state in order to stop Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy from poaching her current seat.
The first US Senatorial campaign televiseed debate, where all of the three candidates appeared, is now history. On Tuesday evening, the three discussed the issues in a relatively civil and controlled forum.
The debate over the Louisiana US Senate race debates, or lack of them, or no shows continues. So, does the political chutzpah.
What has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current is exactly the same thing that most likely will end her elected political career this year.
Tea Party candidate Colonel Rob Maness is a newcomer on the political scene. He consistently polls third holding down anywhere from high-single digits to mid-double digits in various recent surveys in the hotly-contested Louisiana US Senate race against Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy. However, in a recent CNN poll, in a two person contest against Mary Landrieu, Maness captured a whopping 38 percent against Landrieu's 38 percent strongly indicating if he were able to top Cassidy, he could become the state's new US Senator.
Jindal's no flight zone
Governor Bobby Jindal called on the Obama Administration to shut down flights coming into the United States from Ebola-stricken countries.
Although elections are supposed to be about individual candidates, both the Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are pursuing other strategies—tie local candidates to other local and national personalities and messages.
It was a night for incumbents and bi-partisanship.
Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu, Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond, and PSC chairman, Eric Skrmetta have won the highly-coveted Alliance for Good Government endorsements for their respective re-election bids.
U.S. Senate debate
Centenary College will be the site for a U.S. Senate debate featuring the three major candidates – incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Republican retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness.