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Saturday, November 15, 2003


Election Day 2003, number 3
Finally, the election I've been looking forward to the most is here: the Louisiana gubernatorial race, pitting Democrat Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco against Republican wunderkind Bobby Jindal. Real Clear Politics calls this one a tossup, but predicts that Jindal takes it 51-49. Taking into account recent trends, though, I'm going to be a bit more optimistic and guess 53-47. But it's Louisiana, and absolutely anything can happen.

The good news is that, even if Jindal loses, he's only 32, and has plenty of time to do a lot of good for Louisiana--and possibly the nation as a whole.

If Jindal wins, he will immediately become a GOP golden boy, and rightly so. Aside from the obvious fact that he breaks the GOP stereotype of old white men into little pieces, he's also brilliant--but not only brilliant, but able to turn that brilliance into real ideas--and not only that, but he is able to communicate those ideas to everyone else. These are three very important pieces, and putting them together means that I would not be the least bit surprised to one day cast my vote for presidential candidate Bobby Jindal.

Polls close at 8 pm. The LA sec. of state will have the results up here when they come.
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