The Sun never ceases to amaze as it toes the party line. With the general election still six months distant, it has already chosen the new mayor ("Baltimore's big bait-and-switch," May 9).
The subheadline on that editorial claimed that "charter amendments changing the city's budgeting process would rob the next mayor of the chance to realize her vision."
Her vision? There are at least two others in the contest for mayor, neither of whom is a "her." And one of them, Republican nominee Alan Walden, has already mounted a vigorous campaign in pursuit of Baltimore's highest office.
He, too, has a vision that is in many ways quite different from that of the Democratic nominee, Sen. Catherine Pugh. Mr. Walden, a former WBAL news anchor who is well known and highly respected, envisions a better, brighter and bolder Baltimore, a city that celebrates its greatness as it pursues imaginative solutions to the problems it faces.
If The Sun is truly a publication that offers "Light For All" it should be more circumspect in its choice of pronouns. There's a long road ahead from now to Nov. 8, at which time the voters will choose the new mayor — and at this point, statistics notwithstanding, the outcome is anything but certain.
Voters are people, not numbers. Therefore I would advise The Sun's editors not to be too surprised (disappointed, perhaps, but not surprised) if after the votes are counted, the last man standing is Alan Walden.
Arthur J. Nattans, Owings Mill
The writer is treasurer of the Walden for Mayor 2016 campaign.