The New York Sun reports that Weld is likely to pick up the Libertarian party nomination at its Albany convention this weekend.
This befuddles our rather unsophisticated understanding of third-party mechanics in New York State.
What does Weld get out of it, besides an association that can become a campaign issue?
“You’re not going to be lockstep on every single issue,” a spokeswoman for Mr. Weld’s campaign, Andrea Tantaros, said.
Meanwhile, the GOP runs the very real risk of being stuck with these guys for the next four elections.
Libertarian lever-pullers surely don’t make up for losing the conservative line, do they?
Can you help us on this one?
- Tom McGeveran