- Lawrence Levy says every presidential election of the last generation runs through suburbs
- Conventional wisdom says to wait until primaries are over to address swing voters, he says
- But election will be decided in suburbs and candidates can't start too early to address their concerns, Levy says
Lawrence C. Levy is executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and a former columnist and editorial writer who focused on state and local governments for Newsday.
(CNN)Once again, as it has for just about every presidential election in more than a generation, the road to the White House runs through the suburbs.