Six years ago, Americans were in the midst of their Barack Obama obsession. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and soon thereafter the presidency on mostly his charm, good looks and oratorical ability. Crowds swooned when he spoke, in fact, some fainted. He was more than a President; he was a political rock star. Of course, it helped that he was an African American with a very interesting background. The complaints about his lack of experience or his radical associates did not dent his very favorable rating with the public. The American people viewed Barack Obama as a politically fresh face, a young man on a mission of hope and change. He was seen as someone who would right the wrongs of the past and at the same time offer good government, transparency, a revived economy and an end to wars overseas.
With Louisiana’s Senate and Fifth and Sixth Congressional District contests likely unsettled this week, a past pairing of Senate and House runoff contests is instructive as to how these will proceed next month.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com
Timing, as they say in comedy, is everything.
And to be honest, we have no idea if Bobby Jindal, Governor of the State Denial, was trying to be funny this past week or if he is simply clueless.
We suspect the latter.
Quite often I am asked whom do I believe will when the U.S. Senate race. At this point in time, while I am not backing any particular candidate, I believe that Congressman Bill Cassidy will either do much better tomorrow than anticipated or will be within a percentage point or so of Senator Landrieu. I would not be surprised if Cassidy were able to pull off an open primary victory while I do not expect the Democratic senator to win heads-up.
One of Louisiana top business voices, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Stephen Waguespack, has written an interesting and, I believe, controversial column, today involving tomorrow’s elections, and which specifically addresses the upcoming U.S. Senate race.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
I’m with Mary!
I am taking the unusual step – the first time in Fax-Net’s 16-year history, of endorsing a candidate for political office in this publication.
In doing so, I realize many Fax-Net subscribers will likely disagree. That’s okay. It is how democracy works. Some may not renew their subscription. That’s fine, too. I feel that strongly about this election, and I respect your views as I hope you do mine.
While shopping in the pharmacy the other day, I was transfixed by “The Globe’s” most recent issue which has a crazed, cross-eyed “ruthless!” Hillary Clinton on the cover, underneath which I just learned that Andy Griffith’s death mystery has been solved, which was sad news for me because I hadn’t realized that the beloved actor was dead.