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nola.com says that Nagin is currently winning.

Ray Nagin 30,260 39%
Mitch Landrieu 22,073 28%
Ron Forman 13,334 17%

And how can Manny Chevrolet Bruno only have 84 votes? How could you resist voting for someone with a name like that?
 

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AubieTurtle said:
nola.com says that Nagin is currently winning.

Ray Nagin 30,260 39%
Mitch Landrieu 22,073 28%
Ron Forman 13,334 17%

And how can Manny Chevrolet Bruno only have 84 votes? How could you resist voting for someone with a name like that?
But all of Forman's votes will go to Landrieu, and so will Couhig's votes, which means the Nagin has NO CHANCE in the run off.
 

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AubieTurtle said:
nola.com says that Nagin is currently winning.

Ray Nagin 30,260 39%
Mitch Landrieu 22,073 28%
Ron Forman 13,334 17%

And how can Manny Chevrolet Bruno only have 84 votes? How could you resist voting for someone with a name like that?
This is a primary election. Not sure if you know this, but, we have a runoff if a candidate doesn't get 50% in the primary. No way Nagin can pull it off...all of the other votes were against Nagin, not for him. I voted for Forman and am very proud of my vote. Listening to the two speeches, tonight, from Landrieu and Nagin...I've already decided I'm going to vote for Landrieu, even though I voted for Nagin in 2002. I'm ready for change, because Katrina changed everything and I'm not pleased with how Nagin has handled this crisis, although, I do understand this disaster is a first run for any mayor in America in 100 years. Rob Couhig ran a good campaign, with a good message, but, he did keep, what I thought was the best candidate out of the run-off, and that is Forman. It's disappointing, but, democracy worked beautifully today in New Orleans and we are moving forward.
 

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I'm sure you all know a thousand times more about NO politics than I do but you know the old saying about counting your eggs before they hatch. :)

I saw a Nagin for mayor billboard today. I knew they were around Atlanta but it was the first time I actually saw one. I think they should have customized them for the city they were posted in. "Nagin, Our Mayor" looks really stupid on a sign in another city. I bet Police Chief Pennington laughs each time he passes those signs knowing if he had won the last election, it would be him on the hot seat.
 

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I bet Police Chief Pennington laughs each time he passes those signs knowing if he had won the last election, it would be him on the hot seat.
Hah.. you know, I didn't think of that. I'd bet he's pretty relieved that he lost. Looks like an uphill battle for Nagin, however. He got 38% of the vote yesterday, without much room for improvement. The 3rd and 4th place votes should all go to Landrieu.
 

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I saw a Nagin for mayor billboard today. I knew they were around Atlanta but it was the first time I actually saw one. I think they should have customized them for the city they were posted in. "Nagin, Our Mayor" looks really stupid on a sign in another city. I bet Police Chief Pennington laughs each time he passes those signs knowing if he had won the last election, it would be him on the hot seat.

I bet Pennington does laugh. I agree with your statement about adapting the signs to other cities. A friend in Houston said the same thing about a large Nagin billboard on the 610 loop.
 

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I hope Landrieu. Nagin is a poor leader who just complains to the government when he could just start fixing up the city. Very racist and stupid comments also.
 

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If Landrieu wins, it will be interesting to see what effect it has on who returns to New Orleans and could be a preview of what is ahead for the City of Atlanta. Many people, particularly the lower classes, believe that only a person of their race can understand their problems. If Landrieu wins rather than Nagin, it could cause whites who would otherwise not move into the city to do so while causing blacks who want a black mayor to not return or move out. The qualifications of Nagin and Landrieu aside, it is unfortunate that people feel they must have a mayor of their own race but it isn't an uncommon attitude, especially with lower class blacks and lower to middle class whites.
 

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If Landrieu wins, it will be interesting to see what effect it has on who returns to New Orleans and could be a preview of what is ahead for the City of Atlanta. Many people, particularly the lower classes, believe that only a person of their race can understand their problems. If Landrieu wins rather than Nagin, it could cause whites who would otherwise not move into the city to do so while causing blacks who want a black mayor to not return or move out. The qualifications of Nagin and Landrieu aside, it is unfortunate that people feel they must have a mayor of their own race but it isn't an uncommon attitude, especially with lower class blacks and lower to middle class whites.
I agree. But race aside, Landrieu's credentials are far greater than Nagin's.
 
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