We can only guess the intention by Louisiana’s GOP chairman Roger Villere, but this praise does not help Gov. Romney. The candidate would prefer to leave everyone with the impression that he came in third in Louisiana because he didn’t really play there. Villere points out that he did play, and he does it in his official statement with a rhetorical smile on his face.
In addition to the uncommitted delegates and McCain and Paul supporters, Governor Mitt Romney appears to have won a handful of state convention delegates.
“Governor Romney and his team have worked hard for over a year in Louisiana to build a strong organization,” Villere said. “The Governor has been to Louisiana more than any other GOP candidate, including one trip specifically to appear at a state party fundraising dinner,” he said. “Governor Romney has shown a commitment to Louisiana that is second to none and the strong support he has here is an indication that Louisiana Republicans are excited about his candidacy,” Villere said.