by Jim Brown
There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way. He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the presidential preference polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates were ducking. Here in Louisiana, he hit a responsive cord when few other presidential wanabes had the gumption to show any backbone, particularly on curtailing illegal immigration. But then, his mouth got in the way.
by Jim W. Miller
You can look at the Saints’ excommunication of Junior Galette from different points of view and all come to the same conclusion. Good riddance! Opinions are like a left elbow - everybody has one – but how each of the affected constituencies greeted the team’s sudden termination of the team's sacks leader tells a lot about Galette’s impact on last year’s 7-9 record and this year’s prospects as well. The pertinent points of view in the Galette case boil down to these three: The fans, the locker room and the organization.
Apparently, political lightning has struck a Louisiana gubernatorial election poll, once again.
Pollster Verne Kennedy of the Alabama-based Market Research Insights (MRI) wants to correct poll results tracking the Louisiana gubernatorial election. He feels the information that has been reported in the media does not reflect the poll results. He says that TheInd.com (and later, other media), citing a June poll he conducted, has reported Democrat John Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator David Vitter by a margin of six points 30 to 24. Instead, as of the time of the relevant June poll, Kennedy says Vitter was in front of Edwards by two percentage points.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to protect the peace during funerals after notice that the Westboro Baptist Church might picket.
The GOP establishment is beyond upset, they are apoplectic. Last month, on the day their favored candidate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced for President, he was immediately overshadowed by Donald Trump, who officially entered the race the next day.
Another senseless mass-shooting. Another moment of madness occurring in a movie theater--where we go to be entertained.
In the past six weeks, the United States has mourned over the June 17 evening shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. During a prayer service, Dylann Roof, a 21-year old angry man committed a horrendous shooting-spree for apparent racial purposes.
Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who is running for governor and who serves as the acting head of state when the elected governor, Bobby Jindal is away, has issued a statement regarding Jindal’s presidential travels and the state’s paying for the Louisiana State police protective services.
by Stephen Sabludowsky
Polls , polls, and more polls.
It’s hard to believe that statewide elections are now only a few months away and the Republican presidential debates are right around the corner.
A day does not go by without a local or national poll, that provides a snapshot as to how the candidates are doing.
By Robert Mann
Gov. Bobby Jindal is stuck at 1 percent or less in almost every national poll. Everything he’s tried over the past year to woo Republicans in Iowa and elsewhere has flopped or been largely ignored. Indeed, Jindal’s chances of capturing the Republican nomination for president in 2016 appear to be the same as my hopes of winning a lifetime achievement award from the Louisiana Republican Party.