Skip to comments.In New York, an outsider shakes up governor's race
Posted on 10/03/2010 8:08:32 PM PDT by neverdem
Carl Paladino is a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, and he trails political scion Andrew Cuomo in polls. But his bluster and ferocity have gotten attention and cut into Cuomo's lead.
Reporting from New York
Carl Paladino, a self-made multimillionaire who wants to be governor of New York, has set up shop in the lobby of a low-budget hotel in midtown Manhattan.
This real estate developer from downtown Buffalo has been giving media interviews back to back since he trounced an establishment Republican last month to become the party's nominee. He is visibly exhausted, shirt rumpled, dark circles under his eyes. But when the subject turns to New York's state legislators, he is suddenly renewed, pounding his fist on the table with the ferocity of the jackhammer breaking up the sidewalk outside the hotel.
"I'm gonna shine a spotlight on them and send them back to their constituents to get a whipping. I'm gonna tell voters exactly what's going on, and what it's costing them," he said last week. "I'm gonna have a press conference every day at 11 o'clock. I'll tell you what we did yesterday, what we're doing today, and what we're gonna do tomorrow. I'll tell you anybody who's standing in the way."
This is one angry guy.
The next day, the 64-year-old candidate nearly came to blows with a New York Post editor who Paladino alleged had sent "goons" to photograph his 10-year-old daughter. "I'll take you out, buddy," the candidate said in an exchange recorded on cellphone video.
This gruff Democrat-turned-Republican, who says his anger is nothing more than "a reflection of what the people want," is New York's flavor of the "tea party" movement that has incumbents and party-anointed candidates across the country quaking in their wingtips.
Until Paladino came along, the...
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I can get some NY channels with my cable company, so I saw one of Cuomo’s despicable ads tonight. I hope NYers don’t fall for it.
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LA Slimes lie.
Oddly, the DU trolls here celebrate the LA Slimes push polls here.
I would love to see Paladino win.
With Christie in Jersey and Paladino in NY that would make one hell of a tag team!
Actually, I thought it was a pretty good article. Would you please tell me what I missed?
Could Connecticut be next? LOL! May it be so!
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Hopefully, Carl Paladino will be the next Governor of New York.
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I hope Paladino wins and gives Bloomie nothing but AGIDA!!!!!!
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Me too! Imagine Paladino signing a repeal of the Sullivan Law and a pre-emption law making NYC firearm laws void. I can dream.
Carl is one of us, folks. He’s not a professional politicians but, like me. he’s fed up with the corruption of Washington that’s destroying our country. Unlike me, he’s doing something about it.
All of us who are without sin condemn him for past indiscretions; the rest of us please support him.