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  •  I wouldn't count Landrieu out (0+ / 0-)

    He does very well in statewide races.  His loss to Nagin, according to my friend from NOLA, had more to do with the lingering bad memories of his father, former NOLA mayor Moon Landrieu.  Despite this, Landrieu remains very popular statewide and could give Jindal a run for his money.

    John -- I wouldn't give two figs for his chances.

    •  The LA Mayoral Race had mostly Democrats running (3+ / 0-)
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      Nonpartisan, Pozzo, naltikriti

      On top of that, Mitch Landrieu ran a rather effective campaign given that there was hardly any criticism from one candidate to the other in the 2006 mayoral race.  Hurricane Katrina and the dealing with restructuring New Orleans in the aftermath were the main issues being talked about and so the mayor's race was rather civil.  Ray Nagin didn't make many critical gaffs other than the "chocolate city" statement he made earlier last year and he held strong (also, he had no campaign website that I could find).  I think Nagin, to many in New Orleans, wasn't the main one to blame.  Otherwise, he wouldn't have won re-election.

      On the other hand, the 2007 Louisiana Gubernatorial Race is going to be mostly a referendum on Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who won't be running for re-election.  If anything, Bobby Jindal and his campaign may very well take notice of Mitch Landrieu being Lt. Governor while Blanco is in office.  If Landrieu does decide to run, he'll do fine in defending himself.  

      However, if the GOP will make the gubernatorial race as a referendum on Democrats in Louisiana, they're mistaken.

    •  Bad memories of Moon? (1+ / 0-)
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      WHAT bad memories of Moon?  The man was -- and is -- an honorable politician that I've never heard a negative word about...

      He was Carter's HUD Secretary.

      He started fixing up the French Quarter and opening up the river with the Moonwalk.

      He set the stage for truly integrating NOLA's city administration (or so I heard).

      If there are bad memories of Moon, they're not with people likely to vote for his son Mitch in the first place.

      As an Iraqi-American academic born and raised in New Orleans, this voter is not pleased.

      by naltikriti on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 07:44:17 PM PDT

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