Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBCís Chuck Todd today that President Obama is having a hard time in her state of Louisiana because the South isnít exactly the friendliest place to African-Americans. Landrieu went down a laundry list of reasons Obama isnít popular in Louisiana, starting with energy policy and how ďfuriousĒ people in her state were about Obama placing a moratorium on offshore drilling.
But then the Louisiana senator threw out this reason as well: ďTo be very, very honest with you, the South has not always been the friendliest place to African-Americans. Itís been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a positive light as a leader. Itís not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves, itís more of a conservative place.Ē .....snip~
Senator Mary Landrieu: The South Not