The Other McCain

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My Emergency Evacuation: Good-Bye to the Big Easy; Hello, Sweet Home Alabama

Posted on | April 12, 2010 | 11 Comments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — I’m blogging from the studios of WTKI 1490 AM, where today I was a guest on the Film Ladd radio show, a fantastic multimedia experience — radio, chatroom, live video camera. The host, Ladd Ehlinger, is a brilliant independent film director and all-around virtuoso.

Ladd called me Sunday morning while I was on my way to breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans and invited me to be his guest in-studio, and then to attend tonight’s Republican 5th District congressional debate at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. So I had to hit deadline quickly for my American Spectator column about the Southern Republican Leadership Conference:

Far from the main stage, away from the television cameras and unnoticed by reporters covering the speeches by famous names, other stories were developing, stories of potentially greater importance — and certainly more urgent than the question of who will carry the Republican banner in a presidential election more than two years in the future.
For hundreds of GOP congressional candidates, the only date that matters is not 2012, but Nov. 2 — now less than seven months away — and for many of those candidates, their campaigns will end sooner, as multi-candidate primaries have become the rule rather than the exception in a mid-term free-for-all perhaps destined to be known as the Year of Republican Hope. . . .

Please read the whole thing. I’ll be back to update later with more news, photos and video, as well as the explanation for my 18-hour absence from blogging. The New Orleans voodoo ate my WiFi . . .


11 Responses to “My Emergency Evacuation: Good-Bye to the Big Easy; Hello, Sweet Home Alabama”

  1. TR Sterling
    April 12th, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    Storm Watch?
    Charles’ johnson said you would be writing about Storm Front? I dont get it?
    Great Article BTW.
    nicely simmering and juicy!

  2. Dell
    April 12th, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    “Stormy” Daniels front, I presume!

  3. Amanda Read
    April 12th, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

    Have you heard about the JSU Gubernatorial Forum?


  4. Lisa Graas
    April 12th, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

    Nice, but what did you have for breakfast????

  5. Bob Belvedere
    April 13th, 2010 @ 10:20 pm
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