Friday, 27 October 2017 18:30

Discuss-New Orleans Mayor's Race; Cantrell's credit card flap, Charbonnet's obstacles, at 4 today

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Indeed, the New Orleans Mayor’s race just got a lot more interesting.

The issue is—not whether the city’s education system is adequate, or how to improve our economic development deficiencies or whether we have money for pumping water.

No. Right now, for one candidate who is now running commercials--the focus should be on credit cards, belated payments for personal expenses and potential violations of law.

As would be expected, the talk over the Internet has suddenly moved from Sidney Torres and NotForSaleNOLA accusations of Desiree Charbonnet’s improprieties to LaToya Cantrell’s belated credit card reimbursements.

The discussions now at the real and digital water coolers are whether Charbonnet, nine points down as of election day a couple of weeks ago, with one former opponent Michael Bagneris backing her sole contender, Cantrell—whether the former municipal court judge can muster up some steam with runoff now three weeks away.

The curiosity is whether the New Orleans Tribune has triggered a backlash, citing rich white men (and women) spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to splash mud upon the once-perceived mayoral campaign leader, Charbonnet.

What only days ago, appeared to be a boring, ho-hummer of a New Orleans Mayor’s race is now morphing into the narrative, will claims of corruption by one campaign and one Super PAC against another dominate the political discourse, as it often does any time we get close to an election?

So many questions, so many controversies.

Today, Christopher Tidmore, political editor for the Louisiana Weekly and Saturday morning talk show host at WRNO will join me in a Facebook Live/Twitter Live discussion at 4 pm.   

Topics of Discussion? What’s going on in New Orleans with political scandals possibly overshadowing the issues, charges of racism against a black candidate allegedly perpetrated by the rich-white uptown privileged, the sudden decision by the New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro to forward the Cantrell controversy referral to the State Attorney General?

Also, we will talk about the upcoming impact that the New Orleans election might have upon the Louisiana Treasurer race. And we will take our calls, comments by phone or via Facebook or Twitter to get your input.

From a purely political standpoint, the Mayor’s race is just getting exciting.

We will see you then.

Watch it here at 4PM on Facebook or here on Twitter

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