Friday, April 17, 2015

A little early for handicapping mayors

This is a very Politico article by Tyler Bridges. It's a pretty good profile of LaToya Cantrell's rise in city politics born out of post-Katrina neighborhood activism.  But, its headline reads, "LaToya Cantrell, Madame Mayor?"  The article really isn't about Cantrell's mayoral chances, though.  I'm assuming Bridges didn't write the headline. 

He does drop some unsubtle hints, though.
This, in a nutshell, is LaToya Cantrell—the most interesting up-and-coming elected official in New Orleans today. Now that Landrieu is a lame duck—he’s term-limited and his tenure ends in 2018—Cantrell has attracted enough notice that she is frequently mentioned as a possible successor. But she gets a little shaken up when people refer to her as a politician.
Is LaToya Cantrell, really "the most interesting man in the world" in New Orleans today? Hmm, well, it's a little early to start handicapping mayors. But if we really are starting to think about the 2018 election in 2015, this article is a good one to bookmark.

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