Monday, November 3, 2008

Will It All Boil Down to Race?

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Experts are predicting tomorrow’s election will mean the largest voter turnout in Louisiana history, but one observer says that the only thing that really matters is race. "Louisiana is a racist state," said Raymond D. Strother, a Maryland-based political consultant and veteran of Louisiana politics. "Races there are always about race."

That’s quite a statement coming from a guy who tried to get Jimmie “You Are My Sunshine” Davis, a good timey singer and a segregationist, elected to a third term as governor.

But is Strother right? Does all come down to skin color and there’s no need waste any shoe leather standing in line tomorrow?

What do you think?

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