Another aspect of the Times’s Snyder endorsement is the way in which it will raise the tempo of that race, and drive turnout in Manhattan. It’s one of a number of exciting downballot races — Borough President and City Council in Manhattan, D.A. in Brooklyn in particular — that seem likely to raise turnout in ways that could help Gifford Miller and Virginia Fields.
The more white and African-American Democrats in Manhattan and Brooklyn go to the polls, the less likely it is that a Hispanic surge for Ferrer will push him over 40%. Or that’s how it seems to me.
And with that observation, The Politicker is taking the rest of the day off. We’ll be back — at work, in Manhattan, for the duration of this cycle, sigh — tomorrow.