2008 Dem Convo? Go to New Orleans

Despite the fact that New Orleans in July pulled out of the running for the 2008 Democratic convention, word keeps going around in Democratic circles that the Ds should nominate their presidential candidate in the Big Easy.

It makes good sense both politically -- the city remains a symbol of GOP ineptitude -- and from the point of view of helping the Crescent City rebuild.

While city officials are too busy with other things (like rebuilding) to actually lobby for the honor, Dem leaders would be wise to give the town a long look anyway.