20 April 2006

A Message to The Voters Of New Orleans by Chris Williams

A Message to The Voters Of New Orleans

Dear Voters of New Orleans:

This weekend is your opportunity to reshape the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Although New Orleans is one of the greatest cities in the world, it is also filled with corruption and poverty. There are two classes of people in New Orleans, the upper class and the lower class; the middle class has almost completely vanished from the city. Without a middle class, the structure of the city is weak. The gap between upper and lower class has become a black hole that continues to destroy the cities economy.

In reality, the upper class does not care about the lower class. Since the upper class controls the city, their actions are not in favor of the lower class. The perfect example is the Orleans Parish school system, which is one of the worst in the state. The upper class has no interest in improving the school system and the lower class does not have the voice to make a difference. There are always promises to improve education, but have any improvements been made?

The point I am trying to make is that New Orleans needs a fresh start. When you go cast your vote on Saturday, please make an educated choice. I am not endorsing a particular candidate, but I do think Mitch Landrieu should not be the next mayor of New Orleans. The City of New Orleans has been on a downfall since Moon Landrieu (Mitch Landrieu’s father) was Mayor. Mary Landrieu, Mitch’s sister, has done nothing but make false promises. Is this the type of leadership you want? Do you want this continuous incompetent leadership that has plagued New Orleans for years? There are two dozen candidates running for mayor and having Mitch Landrieu as one of the top candidates does not show the nation that New Orleans wants change.

Governor Blanco has made an effort to “blast” Ray Nagin she claims he has done nothing because he is campaigning. It is obvious Governor Blanco wants Mitch Landrieu in office because he will be a puppet. Mary will be pulling one side while Blanco is yanking on the other side. I think Blanco is also a little upset because Nagin called her out during the aftermath of Katrina. Nagin could not get the resources he needed because the governor could not make a decision. So now, she is turning this around as if she made no mistakes. With a low approval rating of 36% and Mary Landrieu’s continuous approval rating numbers falling, electing Mitch Landrieu will be giving power to the two most unpopular “leaders” in our state. It is unfortunate, but if Mitch is elected the federal government will be least likely to fund more rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Mitch Landrieu is New Orleans’ worst enemy so remember when going to the polls this weekend “Ditch Mitch, Voter For Someone Else.”

Thank You,
Christopher “Chris” Williams


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