I agree that Mr Forman "brings people together" and "gets along" very well with anybody, so long as they agree with him! I think part of the problem with Forman is that he is seen as too much of a chameleon, changing his tune to suit those who happen to need suiting at that moment, whether they are democrat or republican, right or wrong. As long as they have money! If they don't have money, and don't agree with him, forget about it!
We need a mayor who can distinguish between the "greater good" for all New Orleanians, and the "greater good" for only his rich supporters. Mr Forman's record just doesn't show a history of looking out for the average citizen, imo. Maybe that's because his job has always been about fundraising, but at what cost, and to what purpose is still my question.