The sad demise of the Louisiana Democratic Party

Rather remarkable, considering the source. In his disgust over the Party’s endorsement of Edwin Edwards in LA-6, Robert Mann changed his registration from “D” to “none”. “Vote for the conservative. It’s important.”

Something Like the Truth

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards last March at the Baton Rouge Press Club (Photo by Robert Mann) Former Gov. Edwin Edwards last March at the Baton Rouge Press Club (Photo by Robert Mann)

By Robert Mann

I’ve been around politics long enough to know that elections are usually choices between the lesser of two, or many, evils. There is no perfect candidate, just as there is no perfect spouse, friend or job. Most of life, in fact, is a series of choices among imperfect options.

Yet, there are certainly completely unacceptable candidates for public office, just as there are individuals totally unsuited for marriage or friendship.

When it comes to political candidates, former Gov. Edwin Edwards is unacceptable in almost every way.

That’s why it was so disappointing to learn that the state’s Democratic State Central Committee had overwhelmingly endorsed Edwards for Congress on Monday. In embracing Edwards’ campaign, the state’s Democrats endorsed someone who represents the worst of the state’s political history – a sorry legacy…

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