I am an independent minded Republican, but I always liked and respected Senator Breaux. He seemed to me to be a good guy who voted on issues based on what was right, not on what the party wanted. He was a good, bipartisan compromiser, who worked with other moderate to conservative Democrats to get bills through a GOP controlled Congress. His work on supporting the Medicare reform bill, the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and certain judicial nominees showed him to be a great political compromiser and showed that he had a true understanding of the issues that is sorely lacking right now on the further left side of his party. He made Louisiana proud and he will be missed. Now, who will get his seat? Should we just hand it to Chris John right now, or will there be a competitive election for it? What chance has the GOP of taking this seat?