State wide elections in Louisiana are just around the corner, and it is an exciting time for political watchers to see the candidates pressing the flesh and attending so many public events throughout the state. Or are they? It’s a sad state of affairs that retail politics have been cast aside by the candidates, particularly at the state-wide level. It used to be that you could not attend any public gathering without being besieged by those who seek public office. But no more. What happened to retail politics? I write about it in this week’s column. You can read it now bye going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

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