Reader Greg Nesmith reports from

Reader Greg Nesmith reports from Baton Rouge on tomorrow’s Senate runoff election:
“By my personal count, Suzanne Haik Terrell has blitzed the airwaves in the last two weeks by at least a two to one margin. Mary Landrieu has picked up the pace in the last few days, but it’s too little too late in my opinion….Suzanne has run one ‘positive’ ad for a couple of weeks featuring her three daughters. It’s warm and fluffy and an effective way of answering the critics who claim she has been too ‘negative’….[Terrell] also tries to tie herself to Democrat Senator John Breaux. In one ad, they speak of the positives of a ‘bipartisan’ team in the Senate, and in another, they use the pro-life plank to call for a ‘bipartisan team for life’….Her latest ads show her arm-in-arm with President Bush. That one may put her over the top. Landrieu’s ads are mainly defensive….The latest debacle from the Landrieu camp concerns some gift cards….Around Thanksgiving, Landrieu and her staffers were caught handing out $10 Wal-Mart gift cards with an inscription…saying something like ‘thank you for your military service; go buy a turkey’ and was signed ‘The Armed Services Foundation and Mary Landrieu’….A little investigation reveals that ‘The Armed Services Foundation’ does not exist. What were they thinking?….The feeling here is that Senator Landrieu is done. There is no excitement on the left in this election….Look for Terrell to win tomorrow, but do not underestimate the power of the machine in New Orleans. Terrell will win by no more than five points. Without the sure-to-happen fraud in New Orleans, she would win by much more.”


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