We've got a Lieutenant Governor's race going on in Louisiana and the primary election is tomorrow morning. We've got the usual suspects, with Jay Dardenne heading the presumptive list of pretenders.
In Louisiana, the Lt Gov doesn't do much, but he is the head of what we call the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, so the Lt Gov becomes the chief cheerleader and promoter for the state. That's his (or her) primary responsibility.
As it turns out, one of the pretenders to the spot is a country music singer named Sammy Kershaw. He's probably best known for the song I'm embedding below.
He's not a politician, which is a decided plus, and he's not an incumbent, which is also a plus. He probably understands business, especially the entertainment business, and he understands promotion, so he can help promote the state.
I'm going to vote for Sammy tomorrow morning. If a couple of hundred thousand of my fellow Louisianans will do the same, then maybe he's got a chance to get into the general election.