Eliot Spitzer: Leader of the pack.
Only a few people — and three reporters, to be precise — tagged along when Eliot Spitzer checked out the Air Train terminal at JFK Airport in Queens this morning for what was essentially the longest photo-op we’d ever seen.
During the walk-through, most of the talk was about economic development, something Spitzer began discussing at an event in Harlem this week.
Spitzer raised the need for a new, cabinet-level adviser to coordinate economic development issues for urban areas. He also talked at length — in very general terms — about eminent domain, which he called a “critical” compenent of city renewal.
When an aide finally interrupted Spitzer in hopes of bringing the event to an end, Spitzer finally went off-script. “Now that is political courage,” he said.
– Azi Paybarah
UPDATE: Speaking of leaders of the back, the Spitzer campaign just released their latest fundraising numbers. From a statement: