Skip to comments.Panicked Cuomo retreats on reform
Posted on 09/29/2010 3:48:40 AM PDT by Scanian
Andrew CUOMO rolled out his campaign with "shock and awe" boldness, promising to be a fiscal hawk and take on the unions and Albany's culture of corruption. He insisted he shared the frustration of Tea Party voters.
And on the 13th day of the race, he blinked. My, that was fast.
Ever since Carl Paladino pulled an upset in the GOP primary on Sept. 14, Cuomo has been the deer caught in the headlights. Paladino charged at him with guns blazing, and Cuomo couldn't decide whether to keep running as a centrist Democrat or make a left turn into the arms of the party base.
We have our answer. Cuomo has chosen the base and attacked the Tea Party.
It is a decision that could undermine the reform rationale of his campaign. Where once he vowed to fix state finances and ethics, he now signals a willingness to retreat into the swamp that has brought New York to its knees.
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While I think Cuomo will likely win...if he doesn’t...it’ll be a five-star signal that something radical has occurred in New York state. And with a loss...Cuomo’s star on the political horizon sinks pretty fast.
Andrew has never been tested. Carl is ripping the prince a new one and it hurts
Shows that Cuomo is clueless about the "new politics."
Let's hope he keeps on running as a machine politician---this will turn the voters against him in droves.
Cuomo says he will be a fiscal hawk and take on the unions. I guess we can all vote for him now.
I was for the Tea Party before I was against it.
>>”I was for the Tea Party before I was against it.”<<
He’s scared as hell to admit any sympathy or agreement with the TEA Party. That’s gonna’ cost him some votes.
Paladino WILL win this one!
2010 is one bad time to be a member of a royal family just waiting to take your turn being king. I think Cuomo has a 50/50 chance and that with massive cheating!!
What is delicious about this race and others around the country is that the Dems are having to dedicate tons of money and resources to what should (in a normal year) be cake walks.
I got my absentee ballot yesterday and opened it up like I was a six year old on Christmas Day!
Has Cuomo changed his support for the Mosque yet?
Before another Cuomo takes office have him find where the missing 5 BILLION DOLLARS has gone , when he was in charge.
Please contact me if youre interested in being added on or taken off the Carl Paladino for Governor ping list. This looks to be a fairly high volume ping list for a while, probably until the election.
With the video surfacing of Cuomo starting the housing melt down he has some ‘splainin’ to do
IIRC, it was six Billion.
But what’s a billion between FRiends?