In this review Blanchard takes a look at the state of the conversation--between people at lunch, online, and in the major media--and suggests how the conversation might be shaping up for the referendum campaign. He hits the nail on the head with the following remarks:
Unlike elections in which people are asked to vote on candidates, this July election will be mostly about ideas -- the potential benefits of a fiber-optic telecommunications system for economic development, the proper role of government and the strengths and weaknesses of the LUS plan to deliver service and repay the $125 million it must borrow.
He's right: the campaign will be about ideas, about a vision for Lafayette's future... and if the opposition has its way about fears.
It's a good read; go take a look at the whole thing.
2theadvocate.com: News - Fiber-optic plan generates lots of conversation 04/05/05