There are other good reasons why “Eliot Spitzer for the Democratic comptroller nomination” (Editorial, Aug. 22) makes sense.
Consider New York City has a municipal budget approaching $70 billion dollars with over 220,000 employees. This is greater than many states and nations. Spitzer’s opponent, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who also previously served as a legislative assistant to state Assemblyman and Congressman Gerald Nadler, along with serving as a member of the state Assembly, has no private sector experience. He has never built a business, balanced a budget, created jobs, met a payroll or managed any significant agencies with large numbers of employees.
Stringer has been running around town campaigning since November 2009, “unofficially” running for mayor as term limits prevents him for running Manhattan borough president in 2013. His dreams of running for mayor never got off the ground. Stringer had been consistently polling at no greater than 5 percent among potential Democratic Party primary voters over the past three years, coming in last among the four leading candidates. So he decides instead to run for comptroller. This hardly makes him a credible candidate. Stringer is just another career politician looking for his next meal ticket.