Skip to comments.Jindal declares victory in Louisiana governor's race
Posted on 10/22/2011 8:47:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
"You've chosen to give me another four years as your governor," he told supporters from a stage at his Baton Rouge campaign headquarters less than an hour after polls closed. "We've got a lot more work to do over these next four years."
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Man, I am out of the loop. I had no idea that Louisiana had an election for Governor today.
Congrats to the governor. He did a fine job handling the oil spill mess.
Neither did I, and I searched on FR before I posted this. Not one article about it. Glad he didn’t need us.
Any opinions of Jindal from FReepers in Louisiana?
Today??? Today is Saturday.
Someone had a post earlier where we could follow the Louisiana election results. That was about all it said. I didn’t know they were voting for governor today either.
Louisiana always holds their state elections on a Saturday.
Not sure why though. They just do.
Talk about a media (MSM) blackout! A conservative man of color wins a governorship in the South.
The French, and Louisiana, hold preliminary round elections with all candidates from all parties included. If one does not get a majority, they take the two most popular and hold a runoff vote a few weeks later.
Jindal crushed the field with a Constitutional Amendment sized 2/3 of the vote in the primary.
I wonder if this has EVER happened in Louisiana history.
I know; I saw Streetcar Named Desire
I believe Huey Long had 96.1 in the general primary.
He didnt need us...Unemployment is low in LA. Jindal’s policies have actually brought about a better economy. Compare it to the national average...with a demrat run economy...and yet the msm is reporting nothing! Same for Texas...
He is a good governor, but he does not have small government in his DNA. He can best be described as a conservative technocrat.
He can intellectualize and understand the principles, but at his core he does not view government as a necessary evil. He does not have the Founder's hostility towards the nature of government (Reagan has the spirit of the Founders in his DNA).
At one point early on in his administration he could have grabbed the ball to get rid of the state income tax, but he didn't. That was a big disappointment.
There was a bill that allowed tax free purchases on guns and ammo. The legislature proposed more days during the year to have them, but he opposed that (he feared the lost revenue). There were other things that could have pushed to turn us towards less government, but I can't recall them at this moment.
We have to remember he came out of college and immediately went into government. He doesn't quite understand that government at ALL levels need to be scaled back dramatically.
While he is a good governor, he will never be a bold leader that stands out in history.
He spent very little on campaign ads, don’t even know who he was running against.
It’s almost like he was unopposed.
We’ve never had small government at all levels.
did you forget the /sarc?? Seriously, when you compare today to say around 1830, the size and scope of government today is much, much larger. At all levels government seeks to control ALL aspects of our lives.
If you venture back in time in our Republic you would never see such busy body intrusiveness you see today. To believe otherwise is to deny the reality we see today, or the reality that existed in the past.
ILLEGAL to use cash to buy a used bike at a garage sale.
He gets massive campaign contributions from out of state and he makes it abundantly clear that Louisiana is just a stepping stone for him.
I heard he won by about 70%. Good job governor!
If you consider what life was like in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, you must realize how powerful was that government relative to the details of your life. The rules were not, as they are today, impersonal and bureaucratic, but they were strict, During the early republic, government was largely state and local, but the citizen was subject to it. The Central government was in deed, a distant power. It is IT which has grown exponentially. for the past century. State and local power have also grown to a degree that out forefathers would not have imagined, but they was something they were used to.
“Talk about a media (MSM) blackout! A conservative man of color wins a governorship in the South.”
Yet I can’t watch a single sporting event without having Obama mentioned somewhere in it.
Me neither. Jindal must have won by a landslide for the liberal media not to be all breathless about the Dems getting back the Governorship.
That had to have been the quietest, most laid-back political race in history. I`m as much a newshound as anyone, but this one slipped way below the radar screen.
So anyway.. congrats to Gov. Jindal!!
It’s a good idea; no need to take time from work or rush around before/after work to get to the polls.
A state that has parishes instead of counties is bound to do some things differently.
I wonder if this has EVER happened in Louisiana history.
1999 - Mike Foster won with 62%
1987 - Edwin Edwards won with 62%
This ‘jungle primary’ system was implemented in 1975.
good points. I was thinking more from the bureaucratic control at all levels.
Anyone have info on what has gone wrong in Kentucky & the candidate the GOP has for November 8th Governor election? Seems to be personal issues sinking his chances.
(sorry did not want to start a new topic on what I see as a difficult situation)
didn’t he sign a law that would ban cash transactions to buy used goods?
WTF? That's the most ridiculous law I've ever heard. That cannot be constitutional. Why isn't this a top national story?
It’s been all over FR I think, hang on. Here are some other sites:
Insane. And if they think it will stop petty theft they are dreaming.
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