Y B Lame?
The Times Wants to Know
The edit heads at the Times kick in their two cents worth today about the Spitzer-Suozzi showdown that could be (if the Democratic establishment gets out of the way). Here's what they've got to say:
New York Democratic leaders are understandably more interested in victory than in an enlightening, hard-fought campaign, but that doesn't mean the rest of us have to fall in line. While it is far too early to choose favorites in this contest, we do believe that competition is better than coronation.
Albany has long been enamored of elections that are over before the nominating conventions begin. And that may be one of the reasons the state government has such a dismal reputation. Win or lose, if Mr. Suozzi manages to engage Mr. Spitzer in a clash of ideas on how to make Albany work better, he will have served the voters well.