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THE GOP DOG AND PONY SHOW
COMES TO NEW ORLEANS!
The circus comes to town quite often in New Orleans.Â It’s always Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, frolicking in the French Quarter, and weekly festivals where zany antics take place, few restrictions apply, and the good times continue to roll.Â So it was no surprise that republicans gathered in New Orleans last week to assess their chances in 2012.Â Sizing up the field of presidential wannabes that showed up, there were no real standouts.Â National polls indicate that half the republican voters nationally are still hoping a better candidate emerges.Â But don’t bet on it. It was tea party tough talk as the eight announced candidates engaged in one-upsmanship in seeing who could be the bigger critic of the President, and who could offer the biggest slice of rhetorical red meat to the party’s base.Â I was there and wrote my column this week about the big sow.Â You can read it now by Clicking Here or by Clicking on the blinking red box at the top of this site. You can see my summery of the convention below.
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Visiting with Republican Presidential Candidate and former Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania.
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Former Louisian Governor Buddy Roemer gave one of the better speeches about the dangers of too much campaign money, but few took notice.
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In the video above, GOP convention chairman Charley Davis gives his view of the convention’s success in New Orleans.