In his LA Weekly column, Meyerson presents his case for Villaraigosa taking another stab at LA City Hall.
He describes Villaraigosa's current job and current extracurriculars, including his role as a Kerry campaign co-chair - and the later payoff that could come with that. But:
Problem is, Villaraigosa’s passions and visions are all of Los Angeles. “The one job in America that I want is to lead the most dynamic city in the world,” he says. “The city is a magnet for me; it has this attraction and power — and I don’t mean the power of office. It has to do with the sense of the possible; you can taste the energy here. That’s the allure of this job.”
That's probably the first statement of Villaraigosa's with which I completely agree.
And Meyerson is 100% correct when he says our fair city (and you'll excuse me while I slip into hometown mode) needs "all the civic passion it can get."
I've never been a big Antonio fan. I supported Hahn last time around - in part because he's a Pedro guy and I'd hoped that our far-removed corner of the city would get a little more love. That hasn't really come to pass though . . .
It's going to be a fun race to watch . . . .