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Landrieu talks to the NYT about possible presidential run

Posted at 7:18 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 20:18:59-05

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow posted an editorial today about a possible run for the presidency by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

“The 58-year-old Landrieu has spent 30 years in politics, but he really began to be talked about as a possible presidential contender when he moved to take down Confederate statues in the city and gave a powerful, poetic speech explaining why,” Blow wrote. “Mitch is now asked about running for president so often that his answers sound like ones that have been honed by repetition, shaved down sharp and smooth.”

The column includes lots of quotes from a recent conversation he had with Landrieu.

Bottom line? Blow doesn’t think there will be a 2020 campaign – but he does believe there will be a campaign.

“I doubt he will run this cycle, even though he says it’s “ego gratifying” to be considered and even though he couldn’t help dropping remarks like: “If I had my choice and I was flipping a coin, I would pick mayors before I would pick senators or congressmen.” Mitch is still trying to figure out if this is his moment, but even if it isn’t, I’m sure he’ll one day have a moment,” Blow writes.

To read the column, click here.