by Lou Gehrig Burnett
This is it. The day that was so long in coming – Election Day 2016. The good, bad, and the ugly ads have been run, and it’s now time for the voters to make their choices.
Taking center stage, of course, is the presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. It has been contentious, nasty, and nothing like we have ever seen before.
On Wednesday night, hours after the big event, Former Louisiana State Official Jim Brown and Monroe News-Star (Gannet) Greg Hilburn engaged in a google hangout phone conference with Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, to discuss Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign announcement.
Hilburn called into the conference via phone.
SABLUDOWSKY: There's a big night here in Louisiana--Gov. Jindal has entered the presidential ring, so Greg, why don't you give us an idea as to what happened? You were down there. Go ahead please.
Governor Jindal keeps attracting buzz. Yesterday, he announced a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move many see as a sign that he’s moving further away from Louisiana towards Washington, D.C. While Jindal is journeying the nation - to the extent that he should be made Secretary of Transportation, according to Edwin Edwards - his popularity at home is crumbling. Jindal’s future, both nationally and locally, was the discussion topic of the last segment.
GOP Presidential politics is back in the Politico news today, courtesy to an article entitled "The Invisible Primary: GOP Preps as Chris Christie Stumbles" authored by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman.
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.
It might be understandable if critics of Piyush Jindal were somewhat smug after revelations that he lobbied—practically begged—to be chosen for vice president or at least be awarded a cabinet position in the Mitt Romney administration during the Republican nominee’s unsuccessful campaign for president.
So, what happened?
By Ron Faucheux
It would be easy for Republicans to blame party losses on Mitt Romney. Easy, perhaps, but not accurate.
According to one Tea Party leader, the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain. The President Bush’s were not named, however.
Four years ago, the card carrying members of the liberal news media were overjoyed at the election of Barack Obama as President. In the process, they abandoned any pretext of fair and balanced reporting.