Rick Santorum will revel in the friendly territory of Louisiana for just a spell this weekend. He’ll fire a few at a shooting range in Ouachita Parish and whoop it up at Rally for Rick gatherings in Shreveport and Pineville before departing for a single stop in Pennsylvania — and five more in Wisconsin in the next 48 hours.
An undaunted Ron Paul also journeys to the Pelican State for raucous rallies at college campuses in Pineville and Hammond. Mr. Paul does not appear poised to drop out of the White House derby anytime soon, either. He’ll host a private fundraiser in a swanky Bel Air, Calif., home at $2,500 a plate with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the 2007 best-seller “The Black Swan,” which aptly predicted the coming economic crisis. The date? May 1.
Also undaunted, Newt Gingrich will preside over 10 events in Louisiana before he, too, departs to campaign in Pennsylvania. Mitt Romney has a handful of meet-andgreets scheduled in Louisiana, then roars off for a fundraiser in Redwood, Calif.