Thursday, February 14, 2008


From ABC News:

Mitt Romney to Endorse John McCain

February 14, 2008 1:32 PM

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and John Berman Report: Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., is planning on endorsing his former Republican rival Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

A source familiar with the decision said the endorsement will take place this afternoon at Romney for President headquarters in Boston at 3:30pmET.

Romney will ask his delegates to support McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The former governor made his decision to endorse today in the interest of helping McCain gain the 1,191 delegates he needs to secure the party nomination and unite the party for the general election against the Democrats in November.

Romney campaign manager Beth Myers notified McCain campaign manager Rick Davis in a telephone call today of Romney's decision, and they immediately made arrangements for an announcement in Boston this afternoon since McCain was campaigning in Rhode Island today.

After McCain's townhall meeting near Providence this afternoon, the campaign is flying to Boston for the endorsement.

Romney and McCain will meet today before they both announce the formal endorsement at a press conference.

Vice President Bobby Jindal?

From American Thinker:

By Elizabeth Weber Levy

Friday, February 8, 2008, I nearly fainted while listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio program. What caused the near swoon was a conversation Rush had with a caller, Kelly in Denver, about possibilities for a vice presidential candidate on a McCain ticket. Several names were mentioned, in the course of the conversation, then the thunderclap:

"Bobby Jindal. I did an interview with Bobby Jindal. He is the next Ronald Reagan, if he doesn't change. Bobby Jindal, the new governor of Louisiana is the next Ronald Reagan."

All that was thrilling to hear, -- and, knowing Governor Jindal well, I heartily agree -- but Bobby Jindal hasn't yet been governor for a month. Rush, I love ya, honey, but could we please hang onto Bobby for at least one term? True, he's a stunning whiz kid and, very likely, will accomplish a great deal in eight or nine months, but please. Is four years of sorely needed leadership for a state that has an annoying and alarming propensity for drowning, figuratively and literally, too much to ask? Please don't suggest we give him up, yet. Please!

Nevertheless, even typically cynical, albeit respected, Louisiana political analyst, John Maginnis, believes that Governor Jindal's performance, beginning with the current Special Legislative Session regarding much needed ethics reform, will draw national attention:

"As difficult as this ethics session will be, the issues to follow will be tougher, from transportation funding to the reinvention of public healthcare. How well Jindal fares will be a matter of national interest, though it's reasonable to predict that his job for the next year will be more challenging than that of the next vice president of the United States."

Could it be that Maginnis agrees, however obliquely, that Louisiana needs Governor Jindal more than the country does, at this point? His interesting challenge comparison makes me wonder.

Note: According to Louisiana Constitution 4: 14, should Bobby leave office to run for vice president of the Unites States, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu would assume the governor's office. Uh, no!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Caucus Volunteers Needed

Republican volunteers from the Cenla area are needed for the caucus Tuesday, January 22 from 4:30 til 9:00 p.m. We need help with registration, polling etc. Anyone interested, please contact me. Thanks, Gena Gore

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

LAGOP Caucus

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What time: 5 pm - 8 pm

Where: Walden Gym, Louisiana College, Pineville

Why: To elect 15 delegates and 15 alternates, all from the 5th Congressional District, to attend the Louisiana Republican Convention that will convene on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 10 am, at the Old State Capitol, in Baton Rouge.

Who can play: Those who have a photo ID and have been registered Republicans since November 30, 2007.