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?