There are many issues involved in the Louisiana governor’s race:
Issues such as who might be the best to lead us into the future terrains of economic and business? Who might take our schools and university and develop them into the first-class institutions we all would love for them to be?
By Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
Recognizing that Louisiana is a ruby red conservative state, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has frequently sought to attract crossover Republican voters by distancing himself from President Barrack Obama and national Democrats claiming he would bring a centrist approach to the governor’s mansion. Edwards desperately wants voters to believe he is a moderate who will “put Louisiana first.” But his history as a state lawmaker suggests he’s likely to behave differently. In fact, Edwards’ record shows his priorities and values are far closer the job-killing special interest groups bankrolling his campaign than they are to those held by most mainstream Louisiana voters.
There is so much developing in this hotly-contested Louisiana governor’s battle between David Vitter and Jon Bel Edwards, that by the time one watches a video, listens to a speech, reads an article, emails one’s friend, the race has changed and so have the issues.
In what could be a rather surprising development, according to Pollster John Convillon of JMC Analytics, the Louisiana runoff appears to be generating more interest from those who are democratic-leaning and African-American.
Convillon, who previously polled Edwards with a twenty-point lead over David Vitter in the Louisiana governor's race has released his second report concerning early voters, that could portend what could happen election day, NNovember 21.
THE POLLS AND THE RACE
If anyone believes this race is over, whether David Vitter is behind by 8 points or twenty points, you must be fooling yourself.
It seems that Missouri is the place for mob rule. Last year, America witnessed a breakdown of order in Ferguson following the death of African American teenager Michael Brown. Even though the Justice Department exonerated Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the shooting of Brown, protesters still maintained the fiction that Brown was ruthlessly killed in a racist manner. They repeated the false mantra, "hands up, don't shoot," even though witnesses say that Brown never uttered those words. Instead, he attacked Wilson shortly after the officer asked Brown to move out of the middle of the street. Protesters also conveniently overlooked the video evidence showing Brown robbing a store minutes before his encounter with Wilson.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Polls toll for John Bel
Four polls conducted thus far on the runoff race for governor of Louisiana show Democrat John Bel Edwards with the lead over Republican David Vitter.
When i first saw the email and then the ad, i thought of Richard Nixon and his checker speech.
I know that Vitter has been compared to Nixon over the past few weeks, after his detective was caught spying. His credibility became even more strained after Vitter did a somewhat odd, "I am not a crook" routine, telling WDSU reporter that the act--taking surreptitious videos and audio is not spying and was "silly".
The Louisiana gubernatorial Election Day is approaching and the water cooler conversations are getting serious.
So, it’s time for some levity--which brings us to Politics With a Punch, Louisiana Governor's Election edition 2015, “funnier than laughing gas”.
by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
The Louisiana people are rightly frustrated and they are looking for hope. They want a new approach to old problems, inspiring leadership to rally around, honesty to admire and integrity to emulate.