Tonight, the key to fun, shopping and even helping to cure cancer will be the “Key to the Cure Gala”, the kickoff to a charity shopping weekend (Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23) during which 2% of sales at Saks will benefit the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
The "Big" news so far on Wednesday in the Louisiana Lt. Governor's race comes from the Jay Dardenne and the Billy Nungesser campaigns. Dardenne has focused upon the endorsements he has received for Saturday's election. Nungesser has directed his attention to the claim that Dardenne raised taxes.
Louisiana election season is now only days away. Numerous legislative and other seats should have final outcomes Saturday night including the spot for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Insurance.
One of the persons at the center of these elections is pollster and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media And Opinion Research (SMOR). Bayoubuzz sent written questions to Pinsonat regarding this election season, Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator David Vitter, nastiness of the campaigns and poll differences. Here are his responses:
The hyperbole from the left is getting more extreme with each passing day. Several weeks ago actor Morgan Freeman claimed the Tea Party movement was “racist.” Last Friday, actor Sean Penn called the Tea Party the group that wanted to “get the N-word out of the White House” and “lynch” the President. These foolish actors have not seen or must not understand the latest polls which show African American Herman Cain as the Tea Party’s favorite candidate.
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) President and CEO Mike Petters to announce that the State and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which an Avondale joint venture would receive incentives for retooling and training at Avondale if this new joint venture preserves Avondale as one of Louisiana's top employers with approximately 3,850 jobs.
Interestingly, Governor Bobby Jindal has been running like a young, energetic candidate whose career is on the line rather than a politician without any real opposition. Also, the major newspapers are making endorsements in this race and are backing Jindal as if their support really matters.
Many across the nation believe that since Governor Jindal has no real opponent in this election he must be performing a real “Louisiana miracle”.
Some of the fun things about election cycles is the various polls which tell us who’s leading in which race. What your observer finds most interesting is that a “sampling” of anywhere from 600 to a few over a thousand is scientific enough to forecast who’s in the lead and who’s suffering.
According to some numbers posted today, President Barack Obama now trails Herman Cain (the favorite da jour among Republicans) by 43 to 41%.