Now that the Herman Cain candidacy has been suspended, the political pundits and writers are wondering where do Cain, his followers, the media, the campaign from here. Here are a selection of news stories and opinions focusing upon the ending of the "Cain Train", the political implications and the emotions left over from the end of a remarkable journey into Presidential politcs:
The LSU-Georgia game showdown is becoming a Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vs. Governor Nathan Deal "faceoff" with Wisconsin political football getting the benefit, no matter who wins the SEC championship match.
Republican Presidential candidate, Herman Cain has decided to suspend his Presidential campaign due to much speculation of sexual allegations.
There were a couple of big hits on defenseless receivers during Monday night's Saints-Giants game, but neither of them drew fines from the NFL office. Saints safety Addul-Ouddus and Giants safety Kenny Phillips were both given a free pass from the league office for their hits on Monday night.
Abdul-Quddus' hit was the subject of a lot of conversation because he appeared to be leading with his shoulder when he crushed Hakeen Nicks to cause an incompletion. Many wondered what a defensive back is supposed to do when the alternative is letting a receiver catch a pass that hurts his team's chances of winning. Analyst Jon Gruden ruled against the flag for the hit in the ESPN booth, although replays showed that Addul-Quddus' helmet made contact with Nicks' helmet.
There's an old NFL saying that playoff berths are earned when the snow flies and the temperatures fall, and reputations are made and lost for players and coaches in November and December. It snowed this week in Detroit.
This Sunday, the Lions (7-4) will face off with the Saints (8-3) in NBC's Sunday Night Football at 7:20 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game has huge playoff implications for both teams as the Saints look to extend their lead in the NFC South, while the Lions will try to improve their current dicey wild -card prospects.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced reappointments to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), including John L. Bennett of Port Allen, Connie Bradford of Ruston, and Penny Dastugue of Mandeville.
It all happened so suddenly for Mitt Romney. Not long ago, he was in a strong front runner position in the GOP race for President. In fact, most political analysts and media commentators were ready to award Romney with the nomination. Now, he is in a free fall. Today, a new Rasmussen national poll has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with a 38-17 percent lead over Romney. Gingrich is challenging Romney in New Hampshire and is leading in the key early states of Iowa, Florida and South Carolina. Here in Louisiana, it is the same story. A new WWL TV poll in New Orleans showed Gingrich with a comfortable lead over Romney and the rest of the field.
Almost exactly two years after the unauthorized release of the “Climategate” emails from East Anglia University in England that stood the global warming debate on its ear, the leaker has struck again. This time the person who is releasing the files made statements that indicate his or her motivation for taking these actions. The comments are revealing. In essence, the person’s motivation appears to be anger with the fact that the “science” behind global warming is far from settled and that the scientists featured in the emails are building a political case that will cost consumers of energy trillions of dollars. The leaker is especially concerned about the impact the carbon reduction regulations will have on the poor:
JaMarcus Russell could be coming back. According to the Lake Charles American Press, "rumors are swirling
Ajc.com columnist Jeff Schultz writes that Georgia's winning streak ends on Saturday. From Sch" that the first pick in the 2007 draft could be joining the Louisiana Swashbucklers of the Professional Football League. Per the report, Swashbucklers media relations director Duane Bergeron said the organization "would not confirm or deny any contact with Russell or his agent." Likewise, team GM and president Chris Meaux said in a statement released to the American Press, "We are not prepared at this time to comment on any player contract negotiations." Though it seems like he's been gone for a long time, Russell last played for the Raiders on Jan. 3, 2010. He has 4,083 passing yards in 25 career starts. If the 26-year-old Russell returns to football in any capacity, it's surely a sign that he'd like to return to the NFL And, if he finally realizes that, he needs at least to try...