Chris Matthews asked some tough questions of the mayoral candidates. He asked Mitch "why should a cab driver in Detroit pay for New Orleans to rebuild its city?" Mitch didn’t back down and said that what happened to New Orleans was an American tragedy, just like 9/11 was an American tragedy even though it mostly affected New York, and just like the 1906 San Francisco earthquake was an American tragedy.
I still like Ray Nagin. He was his usual affable self. But he’s just not the best person we can put into office. We need someone who can work the system, who knows how to coax support out of people. Mitch is right when he says "we have only one chance to get this right and our margin for error is zero."