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Nagin Vs. Landreau  
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20685 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 809 times:

On Saturday, New Orleans votes, and polls currently show the race too close to call. After watching the mayoral debate last night, it seems New Orleans has one of two choices, either give the job to the man who seemed ill-prepared to lead the city through the Katrina crisis, or to a man fully engulfed in Louisiana politics, running for an office his father once held.

During the debate, both candidates spoke candidly that this is a national election in some respects, since the infrastructure around New Orleans is so vital to the economy of the United States, and it will cost a lot of federal dollars to reconstruct the city.

My concern is that there is so much animosity between the local, state and federal governments, that if Nagin won, regardless of what one may think of his capabilities, little may be accomplished.

If Landreau wins, we may be in for shenanigans we haven't seen publically since the days of Huey Long.

Am I wrong in my assumptions, or is there hope for New Orleans yet?


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 802 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Am I wrong in my assumptions,

Not entirely.

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
or is there hope for New Orleans yet?

Perhaps but they'll have to get past their past issues and corruption which of course will be hard.

My prediction is Nagin wins if the Katrina refugees still scattered about the country vote in high numbers at remote polling places or back in the city. If they do not vote in higher numbers then Landrieu wins. Either way I would hope they can get beyond the past and work towards a better NOLA. Unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised by politics as usual regardless of who wins.



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 795 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Nagin Vs. Landreau

I truly feel sorry for the citizens of New Orleans. I think they have suffered enough.

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
either give the job to the man who seemed ill-prepared to lead the city through the Katrina crisis

You got that right!

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
man fully engulfed in Louisiana politics, running for an office his father once held.

Wasn't his father refered to as "one of the most corrupt politicians in NO history?"

Hmmm, glad I don't have to make that choice.

Russ



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Mitch Landrieu actually holds about a ten point lead in the latest poll released this morning.

Though neither one would my first choice to lead New Orleans (I don't have a vote in this election), I would base my decision upon who I thought could more effectively lead the city on its long path towards its rebuilding and revival.....that would be Landrieu. Having a sister who's a Senator would obviously mean a great deal more scrutiny, and while in normal times I wouldn't be in favor of it, I think the benefits outweigh the costs. I'm a lot more comfortable with Landrieu in office than Nagin.

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
My concern is that there is so much animosity between the local, state and federal governments, that if Nagin won, regardless of what one may think of his capabilities, little may be accomplished.
If Landreau wins, we may be in for shenanigans we haven't seen publically since the days of Huey Long.

If you look at it those terms, and those terms only, Nagin's reelection means a slow recovery, if any at all. Landrieu's election would raise questions about LA history. Again, the choice here is obvious.

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Am I wrong in my assumptions, or is there hope for New Orleans yet?

Your phraseology here makes me think you believe that there is no hope down here.....put it this way, MSYTristar, N1120A, and myself wouldn't still be here in town if we thought there wasn't any hope...

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 2):
Wasn't his father refered to as "one of the most corrupt politicians in NO history?"

When it comes to corruption, Moon Landrieu couldn't hold a candle to Nagin's immediate predecessor, Marc Morial.

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 2):
glad I don't have to make that choice.

Again, it's a no-brainer.....Landrieu.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20685 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 3):
Your phraseology here makes me think you believe that there is no hope down here.....put it this way, MSYTristar, N1120A, and myself wouldn't still be here in town if we thought there wasn't any hope...

I actually want to have a solid reason for hope, which raised my questions, but I can understand how that could be misinterpreted.

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 3):
Having a sister who's a Senator would obviously mean a great deal more scrutiny

I had not thought about that, excellent point.  thumbsup 

BTW, it appears I spelled Landrieu's name incorrectly. Foolishly, I took the spelling off the TV scroll.  ziplip 



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26538 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 765 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):
BTW, it appears I spelled Landrieu's name incorrectly. Foolishly, I took the spelling off the TV scroll.

They probably did that because people in New Orleans pronounce the name "Land-roo"



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