It seems that the New York Times is interested in our upcoming local mayorial election. The Headline is "Racial Divide Tested in New Orleans Vote." The under-headline reads "Race Assumes Central Role in New Orleans Mayor's contest." The article goes on to state that Mitch has a resounding lead, in part due to Senator Murray's dropping out of the race.
My money (literally) is with Mitch Landrieu. I really hope he wins this time. I know the limitations of the powers of a mayor in any city, but I think he will inject a sense of relief among all who have struggled so much to rebuild New Orleans.