Friday, August 07, 2015

What would it be like if "Businessman" Ray Nagin ran for President?

Well he'd be a quote machine for one thing. Nagin had a unique ability, at least for a while, to say whatever crazy thing popped into his head and pretty much get away with it.
Donald Trump says the darnedest things. The real estate mogul is the current front-runner for the GOP nomination in a crowded Republican presidential field, and now more than ever, he has become a bottomless source of divisive soundbites.
Nagin was also famous for lashing out at reporters who pressed him.  So there'd probably be some of that going on too.
The debate left front-runner Trump singed by the aggressive questioning of Fox's moderator team of Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. Trump tweeted out criticism of the moderators as "not very good or professional" and retweeted a message from a supporter who called Kelly a "bimbo."
And who can forget that time when Nagin went to prison after a federal bribery conviction.  We should have seen that coming after the time Nagin explained to a reporter why he had gone into politics in the first place.
"Politics in New Orleans is the dominant industry, so I decided to get in," he said. "Besides tourism, politics dominates everything. I just think it's part of our legacy and our history."
What would it look like if a guy like that were running for President?  Would it look like this
Donald Trump bragged Thursday night that he could buy politicians — even the ones sharing the stage with him at a Republican presidential debate.

Trump was asked about something he said in a previous interview: “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.”

“You’d better believe it,” Trump said. “If I ask them, if I need them, you know, most of the people on this stage I’ve given to, just so you understand, a lot of money.”
Finally, we all remember Nagin as our city's only publicly declared "vagina friendly mayor."  So let's see is that... oh.. wait a minute.

Okay well nevermind that. Guess we'll never know exactly what it would be like to see Ray Nagin run for President.  But we sure are getting something kind of close to that. 

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