The thing with the launchpad is it's closer to a "proper" MCU dev board than the Arduino. The Arduino exists to let people who don't know about microcontrollers (or don't want to know) use them. Because of this, the learning is a bit steeper with launchpad, but the things you learn with launchpad can be more easily applied to other MCU's.
I don't know if this helps - http://everyonelovesleds.blogspot.com/2 ... world.html
But try that, and report back with any errors that get thrown up. Oh, and change the include from "#include " to "#include "