There is perhaps reason why they’d do this, of course, seeing as though Mitch Landrieu is now trying to raise money for a scam anti-Trump PAC he started. Anytime politicians do things like that the pundits will start talking about them as candidates for something – and Landrieu certainly isn’t a viable candidate for Louisiana office anymore.
But over the weekend, the New York Times mentioned Landrieu as a potential 202 presidential hopeful. Not high on the list, mind you – they led with Joe Biden, Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders, and then mentioned a number of Democrat senators like Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Then this…
Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a 38-year-old veteran of the Iraq war who has been a pointed critic of Mr. Trump, has not ruled out running in private conversations. High-profile city executives — like Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, 46, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, 56, who did a tour of cable shows last week after overseeing the initial removal of Confederate statues from his city — may also consider the race.
That Landrieu’s prime calling card as a Democratic presidential contender would be his destruction of historical landmarks, rather than anything constructive, says a lot about the Democrat party at present.
Not that we believe Landrieu would have a hope in hell of winning the Democrat nomination in 2020. He couldn’t possibly carry Louisiana or any neighboring states, he has no record to run on and depending on who the next U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana will be, he’s likely to be tied up in court for a while on various subjects which will not be easily explainable to voters. Two more plausible rumors have him headed to the Aspen Institute, where his longtime friend Walter Isaacson, whom Landrieu appointed to serve on New Orleans’ Tricentennial committee, is the CEO, and also as the Token White Boy at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Either of those would be more Landrieu’s speed than trying to run for president.