Eliot Spitzer Draws a Comparison to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eliot Spitzer speaking with Rev. Youngblood
Eliot Spitzer speaking with Rev. Youngblood

Under the glow of a dangling chandelier in Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church this morning, Eliot Spitzer was forgiven.

Mr. Spitzer’s candidacy in the city comptroller’s race has often been branded as a quest for political redemption even as the former governor tries not to discuss the prostitution scandal that derailed his political career five years ago. But the topic of conversation was not up to him this morning.

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Eliot Spitzer Is on the Airwaves but Not the Streets

Eliot Spitzer: America's favorite guest. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Eliot Spitzer: America’s favorite guest. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Last night, Eliot Spitzer sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan–marking the latest in a string of more than a dozen high-profile national television and radio interviews since he jumped into the race 11 days ago. He’s been on Jay Leno, sat for interviews with Charlie Rose and Chris Hayes; and later this afternoon he’ll be back on CNN for an interview with Jake Tapper, followed by a sit-down on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.

The number of official appearance he’s made on the campaign trail actually talking to prospective voters? Just 1–on his first day.

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