Two major issues today—Barack Obama’s executive order and the upcoming US Senate race.
Our inbox today is inundated with emails trying to belittle the competition or put their sides in the best light.
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.
There are two ways to view what transpired in Louisiana and in Washington DC involving yesterday’s Keystone Pipeline XL debate.
Mary Landrieu did not win.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was a big hit on Sunday’s NBC’s “Meet the Press” as he jousted over Obamacare and Medicaid expansion among a variety of topics.
As hard as he might have tried, the new moderator Chuck Todd was no match for the elusive governor. Jindal, knows his talking points and very few, if any, can even come close to taking on the prayer-full two term Republican governor who is eyeing the presidency.
The Keystone Pipe political war continues today as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu fight the campaign PR battles.
Early Friday, the Louisiana GOP sent out this email statement:
As the Landrieu-Cassidy-Keystone Pipeline drama is now playing out in Washington DC, in Louisiana and throughout the nation, I am not sure if we are watching government in action or a political partisan circus.
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?
Did Senator Mary Landrieu call Louisiana voters racist?
Are the Louisiana GOP voters really so offended by her comments or are they playing the race-card themselves, but, in a totally different manner?
Quite often I am asked whom do I believe will when the U.S. Senate race. At this point in time, while I am not backing any particular candidate, I believe that Congressman Bill Cassidy will either do much better tomorrow than anticipated or will be within a percentage point or so of Senator Landrieu. I would not be surprised if Cassidy were able to pull off an open primary victory while I do not expect the Democratic senator to win heads-up.
One of Louisiana top business voices, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Stephen Waguespack, has written an interesting and, I believe, controversial column, today involving tomorrow’s elections, and which specifically addresses the upcoming U.S. Senate race.