As expected, the Times-Picayune has endorsed Ron Forman for Mayor, and the Gambit's equally expected endorsement is sure to be announced soon as well.
Everyone should be thrilled at this confirmation that the Old New Orleans is alive and well and panting to flex its political muscle. Where else but New Orleans can a man with such a controversial history as Ron Forman's be endorsed by the single major daily newspaper!? Of course, the T-P may have had little choice with so many of the biggest-money New Orleanians backing Ron, not the least of whom being their own 2006 Loving Cup nominee Louis Freeman (see article below).
This endorsement reflects how well Ron Forman knows how to get things done. No matter whether it involves a little subterfuge and some half-truths, so be it-- Ron will accomplish his mission, whatever the cost, whatever the means. And that's what New Orleans needs now more than ever: a man who has the connections, desire and vision to turn this underachieving city into another Houston, Dallas or Atlanta.
Go Ron, Go.