Can not believe Nagin WON

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  1. Crip*TEAM KATT

    Crip*TEAM KATT As Wild As We Wanna Be

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    I swear voters seem to get dumber be the day. If Babs wins reelection I swear I am gonna shoot somebody.
     
  2. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS	442 of 442 precincts reporting
    Mitch Landrieu (D)	54,131	48%
    Ray Nagin (D)	        59,460	52%
    
    chocolate anyone?
     
  3. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

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    Well, I suppose four more years of Nagin is better than eight more years of the Landrieu Clan.

    At least Arnie won!
     
  4. TigerWins

    TigerWins Founding Member

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    I'd take Nagin over a Landrieu anyday. It was the lesser of two evils.

    I don't think Blanco will be as fortunate.
     
  5. Bengal Buddy

    Bengal Buddy Founding Member

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    I knew it would be a close election and could have gone either way. So I am not surprised. Race was certainly a factor. The vast majority of white voters voted for Landrieu and the vist majority of black voters voted for Nagin. But Nagin was able to win over more than 20% of the white voters, and that was crucial in his re-election. In the primary Landrieu won 25% of the black vote. I don't know how he did in the run-off, but I assume he was able to keep the 25%, but Nagin's ability to pull in a significant percentage of white votes negated Landrieu's black vote. Nagin is the most moderate of the two, but I don't think the voters voted along ideological lines. Race, experience and ability were the dominent factors. I have always said that the voters will vote for the candidate they have the most confidence in, and apparently that was Nagin. Granted, that is a bit of a surprise considering his poor performance during and after Katrina, but I guess despite his mistakes most of the voters liked his recovery plan (something Landrieu did not seem to have) and the fact that he had more experience.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    It's been over 80 years since an incumbent has been defeated in a New Orleans mayor election. The mayor controls so much patronage that he can almost always get himself reelected.
     
  7. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Like I told parents last week...
    The real election was over a month ago when the "people" chose either
    Naigan or Landreaux, they are both the same as far as I'm concerned.
    Even Nagan and his chocolate city, stupid is as stupid does....
    No way I'd ever live in NO, maybe if you paid me a million a day!
    William Jefferson is back in the news btw...
     
  8. TigerWins

    TigerWins Founding Member

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    Don't we all keep $90,000 in our freezer?

    Talk about cold hard cash...:hihi:
     
  9. crawfish

    crawfish Founding Member

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    :hihi: :hihi: :thumb:
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    This will lilely increase Jefferson's prestige among his electorate. Cleo Field was videotaped taking $20,000 cash from Edward Edwards and got reelected. Marion Barry was reelected after he smoked crack on video with a whore.
     

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