By Tony Castro

Antonio Villaraigosa’s great expectations of his political career were to become another story of the American Dream, but could it be that instead his life has collapsed into an American Tragedy of Shakespearian proportions?

For how does a rising political star so beloved just a few years ago, when Los Angeles voters made history by electing him the city’s first Latino mayor, fall so far so quickly that his last hurrah may already be behind him?