Archive for August 3rd, 2005

3rd August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 3, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Comptroller William Thompson, who has no small interest in this year’s election, although he has no opposition himself, has cast his lot with the former Bronx president, Fernando Ferrer.With friends like this, Mr. Ferrer need not worry about enemies. Mr. Thompson is being a good soldier. But his eye is on 2009.
Here’s what Mr. Thompson really wants to see happen. He certainly wants Mr. Ferrer to win the primary outright, and not face a runoff against C.Virginia Fields.If there is a runoff between Mr. Ferrer and the Manhattan borough president, it puts Mr. Thompson in the uncomfortable position of not backing what would seem to be the viable candidacy of a legitimate black hopeful.