In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected to be the 42nd president of the United States by riding a tidal wave of economic frustration and giving middle class voters a simple message to believe in by famously stating, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
There are 24 candidates in the running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. A televised debate has been set on the state’s public television network for Oct. 18 to give Louisiana voters a chance to size up the candidates. But there will only be five contenders in the debate.
Election Day is less than two months away. It’s Clinton and Trump neck and neck in the polls, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling 10 percent of the total vote. So the candidates are crisscrossing Louisiana trying to squeeze out enough votes to carry the state, right? Hardly!
An old out-of-state friend called to touch base, and asked, “how are y’all doing down there?” I told him we were hanging in there, in spite of what seems to be one confrontation and tragedy after another.