When It Comes to Supplying Our Military, the Senate Should Favor Disabled Americans over Foreign Fronts
In today’s Advocate (the daily in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette), I update a story about the struggle to overturn a probably erroneous administrative interpretation of competing laws related to military procurement. For several years, the Defense Department and …
Obi-Wan, back on September 2:
This fall they will know no checks — October Surprises, maybe every day and all day. What this means, I don’t know — bombing Iran? Capturing Osama bin Laden or some other big name and …
I Hope Charlie Melancon Didn’t Pay Too Much for That Poll.
Let’s take a look at the recent polling in Louisiana, pitting incumbent Republican senator David Vitter against Democrat Charlie Melancon, and play “spot the margin that comes from a poll commissioned by Melancon’s campaign”:
Vitter ahead by 9.
As Far as Worst Nightmares Go, That One Is Pretty Tolerable
In a fundraising e-mail, Paul Begala calls the Democrats’ candidate for Senate in Louisiana, Charlie Melancon, “David Vitter’s worst nightmare.”
In the latest poll, Vitter leads his worst nightmare, 53 percent to 35 percent.
Mocking Melancon’s Released Internals, in Dramatic Form
Picture the polling results in Louisiana’s Senate race between Republican incumbent David Vitter and Democrat Charlie Melancon as a conversation among polling firms:
Rasmussen, PPP, Southern Media/Opinion Research, and Magellan stand together in a crowd, exchanging results.
Wrapping Up Saturday’s Primaries
Saturday was Primary Day in two states.
West Virginia held its primaries for its special senatorial election; there were no surprises. Gov. Joe Manchin is the Democratic nominee, and John Raese is the GOP senatorial nominee.
Louisiana was a bit …
Should We Trust Internal Polls? Use Your Gut, I Say.
Charlie Melancon, Democrat of Louisiana, and Elaine Marshall, Democrat of North Carolina, offer polls indicating they have enjoyed surges in their Senate races against, respectively, Sen. David Vitter and Sen. Richard Burr. Melancon’s internal poll has him within 1; Marshall’…