It's Election Day in Louisiana, and until last Friday, it looked like David Vitter might go down in a landslide to Democrat John Bel Edwards.
But fear is a powerful motivator, and the "stand" the nation's Republican governors made this week against accepting refugee grandparents, parents, and children into their states was tailor-made to give Vitter more of an edge than he might otherwise have had.
So where was David Vitter on Election Eve? Hanging out with he-men.
Tis the night before his election and all David Vitter wants to do is go to a conference with a bunch of dudes.
Given Vitter's indiscretions, perhaps it's best this way.
One of the anticipated speakers will be former megachurch pastor Dino Rizzo who left the church he founded –Healing Place Church– in 2012 after he "got involved in the early stages of a brief but inappropriate friendship with another woman."
In the frequently asked question section for the event at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana, men are advised to leave their daughters at home "due to the topics of discussion and our desire to create a safe place for men."
Oh, it's a Cure The Adulterer retreat! Cool beans.
The outcome of today's election will depend upon turnout. It's the Saturday before Thanksgiving, so I don't actually hold much hope that Vitter will be defeated, but I'd love to be pleasantly surprised.