Georgia: Not So Dandy For Ole Andy

Not So Dandy For Ole Andy

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young wanted to accomplish in Georgia what L. Douglas Wilder had in Virginia last year: become his state's first black Governor. But Young's dream went a-glimmering last week as lieutenant governor Zell Miller drubbed him in a runoff for the Democratic nomination, winning 62% of the vote.

While some of Young's supporters blamed racism for his defeat, most observers gave more credit to Miller's single-minded support of a state lottery; Young wanted to put the idea to a referendum. Young's critics charged that he had started his campaign too late. The crowning irony: Young, who first gained...