11/11 Wednesday: Veteran's Day, Battle of the Bulge with Antony Beevor, Early Voter Turnout, and the Gubernatorial Election


Antony Beevor

From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor’s Ardennes 1944: Battle of the Bulge tells the story of the Germany’s ill-fated final stand.

"On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back." 

John Couvillon

John Couvillon is a well known Louisiana pollster.   Couvillon launched his political consulting business and incorporated as JMC Enterprises of Louisiana (also known as JMC Analytics and Polling) in the fall of 2010.  He comments on early voting turnout in Louisiana for the Gubernatorial election.  So far, it appears that voter turnout will exceed the October primary. 


Jeremy Alford 

Jeremy Alford is the owner and publisher of lapolitics.com.  He discusses the Gubernatorial Election in the final weeks of campaigning between David Vitter and John Bel Edwards. Alford comments on the animosity between the two candidates at the debate last night.