"It would focus a wonderful spotlight on the city, showing that we are still working to comeback, but that we are also able to do something on this scale," said the Rev. Kevin Wildes, president of Loyola University.
"They try to locate the debates in places relevant to the race," said Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu. "I can't imagine a better place to focus on the national agenda than New Orleans." New Orleans would provide the perfect background to questions candidates will have to deal with - not just about responding to disasters like Katrina, but about transportation, education, health and commerce, Landrieu said.
The universities originally declined, and once I read the outlandish requirements, I understood why. Thank goodness for Women of the Storm.
New Orleans ought to host ALL the debates. Every important issue in the American election is on display here.
If we don't get at least one, that's the final straw, the clear signal we need to secede.