Joel Kotkin's latest piece looks at possible presidential contenders, looking specifically at Disney Chief Robert Iger and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
"In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, most of regional growth takes place well outside the urban core. The slow growing city, which was first claimed to have reached four million people in 2008, has still not achieved that number according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Unfortunately for Garcetti, L.A. makes a hard sell as an exemplar for the economic future. Some cities like New York and San Francisco, have enjoyed robust expansions of employment in the past decade, but not Los Angeles. Overall, notes a recent survey in Wallet Hub of 150 cities in the country in terms of job prospects, ranked Los Angeles 115th well below less hyped places as Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and even Fontana...
Basically Kotkin says that Iger and Garcetti don't have what it takes to be president, and that they have little chance of beating Sen. Kamala Harris in the early primaries.
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