Bill Stall's article (Opinion, Jan. 20), ". . . A Date in '88," prompts this letter.
The chances that Govs. Mario Cuomo of New York and George Deukmejian of California will cross paths as presidential candidates of their respective parties in 1988 are just about as good as Dustin Hoffman choosing Brooke Shields for his next leading lady.
I am not a zealous Democrat or even an idealist. The fact is that I am usually Republican and I agree with little of Cuomo's rhetoric, but I love to hear him speak. Whether on the podium, in the classroom defending his feud with an archbishop to Catholic students, or on the Phil Donohue Show, he comports himself with style, persuasiveness, grace, and even (I hate to say it), charisma. Unfortunately, all of these qualities are absent in our own Gov. Deukmejian.
Stall compares the two in this article, much like an extraterrestrial visitor might compare a Lamborghini and a Subaru. While it is interesting to note their similarities, the big story, unless you consider the fact that you can't spell either of their names, is the difference between them.