For now, it’s Billy Nungesser versus Jay Dardenne for Louisiana Lt. Governor’s spot.
Today, Billy Nungesser, President of Plaquemines Parish, announced his candidacy for Lt. Governor this morning in front of family, friends and supporters in Belle Chasse, LA.
One of the big debates in the Louisiana blogosphere today is questioning Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann’s intelligence or at least her honesty.
Bachmann made a big hit at the Republican Southern Leadership Conference in New Orleans this Friday as she did last week on the CNN Republican Party Presidential debate.
However, at the conference, Kevin Allman of the Gambit tried to ask her a very simple question about a statement she made while on a 2006 panel discussion when she tried to support Intelligent Design or some say “Creationism” in schools.
There’s a big difference between attending a conference for the conference and attending a conference for the primary purpose of supporting your candidate in a straw poll.
To use a sports analogy, it’s like the difference between cheering for a player as opposed to the team he plays on. And that’s why there is so much animosity between Republican activists and Ron Paul activists.
Defense against the run and a poor pass rush were Saints weaknesses in 2010, but that should be history with the drafting of defensive end Cameron Jordan and signing free agent veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.
The Saints used their first-round draft choice to select Cameron Jordan, who has terrific size (6-4, 287) and offers positional schematics. His personality and intelligence are evident in interviews, which will be appreciated by media members. He could be a strong candidate for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Michelle Bachman is on a roll.
After making a good appearance in the CNN New Hampshire debate early this week, one of the Tea Party’s favorites Bachman made an electrifying appearance in New Orleans on Friday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
The John J. Hainkel Leadership Award, named in honor the only Republican in the nation ever to have served as both the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, has been awarded to Senator Conrad Appel and Representative Erich Ponti. This annual award honors members of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation who carry the Hainkel banner of accountable government, respect for the free market, and lower taxes.
New Orleans, La--Who will it be?
Will it be national newcomers like Bachman, Santorum, Pawlenty, Cain, Huntsman, Johnson or McCotter, ?
Or, what about political stars whose names have been everyday fixtures—Paul, Romney, Gingrich, Palin?
Or, how about Louisiana’s ex-Governor Buddy Roemer?
On Sunday, the world will know who has won the straw poll ballet as the Republican Leadership Conference 2011 has announced that its straw poll ballot has been released . The Conference is being held once again in New Orleans. The voting started Friday from 11:00 a.m. and will continue to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are over 2000 delegates from 38 states who will be participating in the straw poll. The results will be posted to www.RLC2011.com Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
RLC 2011 STRAW POLL BALLOT:
Louisiana ballroom dancing, Dancing with the stars, USA Dance, Gumbo Dancesport championship, Baton rouge, Louisiana dance, Louisiana governor’s game
It will be “Dancing with the Real Stars” starting today as the Louisiana Ballroom Dance community ushers in its annual national competition starting today.
Many of the very best local and national amateur ballroom dancers will take to the floor as the 2011 Gumbo of Ballroom weekend takes place June 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.
Back in 1992, Bill Clinton adviser James Carville immortalized the phrase “It’s the economy stupid” in discussing the upcoming election. Despite winning the Gulf War, President George H. W. Bush was vulnerable because of tough economic times. Carville’s candidate Bill Clinton won because of his focus on the economy resonated with voters.