Archive for June 9th, 2005

9th June
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, June 9, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

As I suggested a few weeks ago, the Working Families Party has nominated a placeholder candidate for mayor, an attorney who, I suspect, is eligible to conveniently run for a judicial post come September.This is one of the few ways a candidate can be substituted after the Democrats and Republicans choose their mayoral nominees in the primary.

While the tactic is being interpreted as a “defeat” for Fernando Ferrer, I think that the nomination is worthless to a Democrat. Those who are uncomfortable voting Democratic in the November election, presumably independents and Republicans or moderates of any stripe,will hardly feel more at home in the far left preserves of the Working Families Party, where radicals run free. (more…)