Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu finally has
no political office to hold for the first time in three decades. Look for him
to want to change that as soon as possible.
It all begins with a run
for president in 2020, now that today he turned over the reins of city
government. Keep in mind that Landrieu has worked outside of government for
just a few years, right out of law school, and knows nothing else but politics,
especially growing up in the household of a former legislator, mayor, U.S.
Cabinet member, and state judge.
Running as a Democrat, he must take this first
step to add to his credentials for successive jobs in politics. He can’t win
any statewide office because of his largely undiluted leftism and, outside of a
judgeship which doesn’t seem to interest him, he can’t win any New
Orleans-based post because he doesn’t identify as black (although the 1900
census lists his grandfather as black, and the 1880 census lists his
great-grandmother, also notated as black on the same 1900 document, as