by Jim Brown
Remember the 1970 song by Chicago; “Does anybody know what time it is, does anybody really care?” Well it’s close to Election Day in Louisiana, and it would seem by early voting and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot. Why the lack of attention to an event that affects the future of the state, where now, a new LSU poll shows only 40% of the voters are really tuned in to the governor’s race? There are a number of reasons.
It is debate night, tonight and election day in now only 9 days.
Here are the political promotions from some of the campaigns sent to our inbox
The election process can be quite ugly and dastardly deceptive.
Our politicians and now SuperPACS, with unlimited money, use soundbites for TV commercials, to get their packaged messages out to persuade us that only their candidate "cares", or that their opponents are evil budget busters deemed to destroy society as we know it.
Bruce Alpert, who has been a mainstay at the New Orleans Times Picayune posted on his Facebook account that he is leaving the paper and will start writing for Voice of America.
As we near the October 24 primary election in the Governor’s race, voters are finally starting to wake up and take notice of this campaign. Never before has a competitive race for Governor been so lackluster.
Even though there has been millions of dollars spent on campaign advertising by the candidates and “independent” political action committees, voters have not been very interested. Possibly the candidates are not very exciting or voters are distracted by the theatrics in the presidential race or the football season, but it is quite a contrast to previous years.
Is David Duke the grandfather of the Tea Party in Louisiana?
That essentially was the question asked today on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz Radio Google Hangout.
Political shorts for today: The Louisiana Democratic Party, via a press release, is poking Attorney General, Buddy Caldwell for a “lazy smear” against Democrat Geri Broussard Baloney. The powerful Building Contractor PAC has announced their legislative picks. And, tweets for the day:
Two political proxies chimed in today in response to the Times Picayune’s endorsement of David Vitter for Louisiana governor. The first response came from Treasurer John Kennedy. The second, from Stephen Handwerk of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
If by his reaction to partisan criticisms of his position to expand Medicaid gives voters an indication of gubernatorial candidate state Rep. John Bel Edwards’ command of facts and use of logic, then a vote for him backs someone who has neither ability.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A Constitution should be short and obscure.”
If he were alive today and able to read our current long and substantive Louisiana Constitution now, he would likely not be pleased.