Welcome to TigerFan.com! Log in or Sign up to interact with the LSU community.

Republicans Republicans chances of winning Senate majority continue to brighten

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by lsutiga, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    True, but I've seen nobody remotely like that.

    Opinions differ. There are more political types than just liberals and conservatives anymore, moderates have a big share and there are about three flavors of each.

    http://www.people-press.org/2011/05/04/beyond-red-vs-blue-the-political-typology/

    The polarity has increased and it is moderates who have declined. Both conservatives and liberals have gained ground and the gap between them is the smallest since 1992.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/166787/liberal-self-identification-edges-new-high-2013.aspx
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    You are so right on this one even though I bet we got to the same conclusion down a different path.
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    At the age of 87 I don't think Edwards wants to take on a big challenge like a Senate race against a long time incumbent. I thing he is running for Congress sort of as a hobby to keep himself busy and if he were to win he might even live long enough to serve a two year term.
     
    shane0911 likes this.
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    He wants to thumb his nose at the FBI and a couple of US attorneys who thought they had finished him. There is influence out there to be peddled and nobody is better at it than EWE. Think he is worried about another 10-year racketeering investigation?

    Edwards is a scoundrel and is only useful in keeping another republican out of the House.
     
    Winston1 likes this.
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Do you think he has a chance to actually win? I saw a chart of how much money all the candidates had raised and Edwards was near the middle of the list.
     
  6. Winston1

    Winston1 Senior Member

    Edwin has a great chance in any race he runs. He has name recognition out the wazoo so doesn't need much. He reminds me of Earl Long running for congress in 1960 just to show people he still had it.

    BTW Earl was even more colorful than EE and died of a heart attack just after he won. If you want to get an idea of classic La politics read "The Earl of Louisiana" by AJ Leibling. You will laugh so hard and maybe cry for the state too. Earl was a scoundrel but one of the few who really loved the state and tried to do what he thought was best for it.
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    How serious is Edwards about winning? I heard the campaign manager he hired was only 27 years old.
     
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    This is all about democratic politics. It's not important that Edwards wins, just that he runs. Edwards will bring out many democrats in November, which will help Mary Landrieu . . . but you know it's going to cost her!
     
  9. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    It's a little bizarre that you say he wouldn't be a good senator because his daughter got knocked up. That doesn't mean he's a poor father or doesn't love his family. I don't know him from adam but it's a weird way to attack a guy.
     
    Bengal B likes this.
  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    As long as that dr Koch funded whatever his name is doesn't win.
     

Share This Page