How important are endorsements by elected officials in the upcoming New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff?

Maybe not much, but it could all depend.

Michael Bagneris, who came in third during the recent New Orleans mayor’s race, has opted to support LaToya Cantrell.

This comes as no surprise.

What will Sidney do? Can Desiree Charbonnet get more of the white vote than she did during the general election?  What about Michael Bagneris who did have a following in the white community while his support in the African American community was very low comparatively speaking?

The New Orleans Mayor’s race was boring. The main excitement was the sideshow between businessman Sidney Torres and Desiree Charbonnet. Torres wasn’t even a candidate. Since LaToya has a strong lead in the runoffs that will occur November 18, her opponent needs to go negative and she will do so.

Those were just some of the comments from political analyst and conservative talk radio host Jeff Crouere in a Facebook Live discussion Thursday night, only days after the general election.

There was one indisputable fact during the New Olreans Mayor’s race—turnout was very poor. There seems to be one logical conclusion for the runoff. The Mayor’s race and the New Orleans elections, in general, are bound to get negative and dirty.

A go fund me campaign has been established for Tulane Professor Mia Bagneris, who was struck by a drunk driver Saturday night and is now battling severe injuries.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 07:04

Lee Harvey Oswald's Life, birthday to be celebrated in New Orleans

Written by Jeff Crouere

oswaldAfter almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today. 

The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities? 

uno electionAccording to the University of New Orleans, data provided by Political Science Department Professor Ed Chervenak, the turnout numbers and demography indicates that LaToya Cantrell received the best race-based cross-over support of any of the candidates.

Here are some of the details provided by the UNO survey after Saturday’s city wide elections:

Monday, 16 October 2017 12:57

Rise of New Orleans Saints Defense and a Colin Kaepernick Packing?

Written by JimWMiller

kaepernickBY JIM W. MILLER

We all know the lament, and some of us have been writing about it for almost four years. Will Drew Brees, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks, go down in history as another Archie Manning? Great player on an average team. Sure, Brees won a Super Bowl which puts him in kind of a purgatory of greatness. Certainly higher than Archie, who never enjoyed a winning season in New Orleans, but not quite the Beulah Land of Peyton or even Eli, if you’re counting championships. 

cantrellThe major story line coming out of the New Orleans Mayor’s race this weekend, after Saturday’s election day is that after almost 300 years of existence, New Orleans will be run for the very first time in history, starting next year, by a woman, either Desiree Charbonnet or LaToya Cantrell.  Not only are they females, but they also are African American. Thus, not only will the first female Mayor run City Hall, but, she is black.

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