A correspondent raises the question of why Frank Lautenberg is running for re-election in New Jersey. He retired in 2001, citing old age, and only wound up coming out of retirement because Bob Toricelli had to drop out of the race under a hail of corruption charges. Having a too-old Democratic nominee running in a Democratic state in a Democratic-trending year seems to needlessly jeopardize what ought to be a safe seat. Bob Andrews, a lonely nation turns its eyes to you.