Ray Nagin has been re-elected Mayor of New Orleans. The first time I heard this man's voice was when he was freaking out on the national news. It should be readily apparent that this man is not capable of dealing with a crisis. This man is not fit to be a security guard, let alone serve as mayor.
Why do voters re-elect politicians who are obviously incompetent like Nagin, obviously corrupt like Marion Barry or Richard J Daley, or obviously stupid like George W. Bush? I think it's for the same reason that women stay with abusive husbands. They form an irrational emotional attachment to the guy, even if its obvious to everyone else that he is creating all sorts of problems.