All three Democratic party contenders for Mayor of Pittsburgh dodged a simple yes-or-no question at a candidate forum on Sunday: "Is it wise for more than one good candidate to run opposite Luke?"
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl pointedly deferred answering (okay, he gets a pass). Councilman Bill Peduto said that he "likes" the Controller, acknowledged that they both have a lot of friends in the room, that he does wish he could tell him not to run "but he can't", and put on a brave face. Controller Michael Lamb declined to address Mr. Peduto or his candidacy in any manner and went straight to the brave face.
Nobody in this City wants to talk about wisdom.
(*-UPDATE: The rest of the candidates forum, including a panel for City Council District 8, candidates is available here. For print coverage of the forum, see bingo bango bongo bungo.)