On Kellner's Fund-Raising

A reader who took objection with my characterization of Assembly candidate Micah Kellner’s May 21st fund-raiser as superfluous thinks I should be eating my own words.

As a panelist at a forum in Manhattan on Sunday, I was asked whether Hillary Clinton can actually win the nomination. She can, of course. But in answering the question, I said that the best way for anybody to lose an election is to think they have it won before the votes are cast.

Of course, there is a clear difference in that Hillary, unlike Kellner, has opponents.

But, in discussing Kellner's situation, the reader also noted that candidates who win special elections are often considered "vulnerable” when they’re up in the next general election. (see Sylvia Friedman)

So… point taken.