An ugly internecine primary battle here is Melancon’s ticket to the Senate. Let Vitter alone and have the General run for Melancon’s seat or against Landrieu. We can’t risk one of our best voting members.
I want to hear what he has to say first. I think there is going to be a lot of anti-politican, anti-incumbent, anti-Washington sentiment in 2010. If Honore is a RINO trying to run to Vitter’s left, then to hell with him. But if he’s a rock-ribbed conservative, in the environment that I foresee ahead of us, I’d rather be the one arguing for citizen politician like Honore than a career politician like Melancon OR Vitter. The more people we can get into office who aren’t career politicians, the better.