That hurts. He was a terrific candidate who ran a flawless campaign. I look forward to seeing the exit-poll demographic data. Looking at the parish-by-parish breakdown on the Secretary of State’s site, it appears that Blanco was strong across the state. I’m suspecting the Democratic GOTV effort was especially strong.
Anyway, this is personally disappointing. As a native Louisianan whose entire family still lives there, I want to see the state thrive. Louisiana needed the kind of dynamic, progressive change Bobby Jindal promised to bring it. He’s still very young, so we’ll hear from him again. But I feel that four years of another old-guard Louisiana Democrat in the governor’s mansion is four more years of the same old same old. Damn.