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NY Post Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor; Candidates Debate Tonight
NBC New York ^ | 10/18/2010

Posted on 10/18/2010 6:48:41 AM PDT by WebFocus

he New York Post has endorsed Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor, saying it believes he has the "vision to blaze a path to reform.''

The endorsement comes hours before a seven-way debate in the contentious race to replace Gov. David Paterson in Albany.

The newspaper on Monday said it based its endorsement for Cuomo "in the hope, if not necessarily the full expectation'' that Cuomo would become the strong leader that New York state needs.

But the Post said it isn't clear whether anyone currently running for the state's highest office "is fully up to the task.''

It called Cuomo's Republican opponent, Carl Paladino, a man "with a towering temper and a well-documented contempt for the truth.''

The Post said Cuomo was an effective attorney general who understood "the underlying issues of Albany's ingrained dysfunction and the urgent need to address them.''

Cuomo and Paladino have been busy readying themselves for tonight's televised debate as their surrogates continued to snipe away.

Cuomo's campaign released a new TV ad claiming that Paladino would take away rights and that victims of rape and incest would be denied abortions that are now legal.

Paladino has said he personally opposes abortion as a Catholic. He has said that he would advocate against abortion, but changing abortion laws is not a legislative priority. He said abortion isn't an issue in the campaign but is a way for Democrats to energize their base.

Abortion rights in New York are protected by a supermajority in the Democrat-led Assembly.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; carlpaladino; newyorkpost; nypost
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1 posted on 10/18/2010 6:48:48 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Also, latest New York Times Poll:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/nyregion/18poll.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

EXCERPT:

“A New York Times poll found that Mr. Cuomo had opened a big lead over Carl P. Paladino, drawing 59 percent of likely voters, to his Republican rival’s 24 percent.”


2 posted on 10/18/2010 6:50:01 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Another paper I will never read again


3 posted on 10/18/2010 6:50:11 AM PDT by MaxCUA
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To: WebFocus

The Post is better than most, but well within the lamestream.


4 posted on 10/18/2010 6:50:20 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: Genoa

How Paladino is going to turn this around in two weeks is going to be a Miracle.

According to report by the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/nyregion/18poll.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion


New Yorkers’ embrace of Mr. Cuomo stands in vivid contrast to many races around the country, where establishment candidates face steep climbs to re-election, and insurgents backed by Tea Party activists appear poised to win a significant number of seats in Congress.

Mr. Cuomo’s popularity appears to be fueled in part by widespread doubts about Mr. Paladino’s temperament and qualifications.

Some 59 percent of voters in the poll said that Mr. Paladino did not have the right temperament and personality to be a good governor, while 55 percent said that Mr. Paladino, a novice candidate who made millions as a real estate developer, did not have the right kind of experience.

Only 11 percent of voters in the poll had a favorable view of Mr. Paladino.

And when asked what comes to mind when they hear his name, voters who were surveyed offered a collection of negative personality traits, like “angry,” “bigoted” or “obnoxious.”


5 posted on 10/18/2010 6:51:55 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Disappointing that the NY Post would endorse that slimy snake.


6 posted on 10/18/2010 6:53:04 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: WebFocus

DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS!

There is NO WAY ON EARTH Cuomo has that much support, especially upstate

Paladino signs outnumber Cuomo by at least 500 to 1

They must have been polling Cuomo’s staff


7 posted on 10/18/2010 6:53:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 of next Congress- DEFUND THE LEFT (#2 repeal obamacare))
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To: WebFocus

FREEPERS WHO SHOULD KNOW BETER ARE FALLING FOR THE LEFTIST MEDIA SPIN!

They are trying to walk Cuomo into office they same way they did Obama


8 posted on 10/18/2010 6:54:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 of next Congress- DEFUND THE LEFT (#2 repeal obamacare))
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To: WebFocus; Liz
VERY disappointed with the Post. Cuomo is slimy. *shudder*
9 posted on 10/18/2010 6:57:08 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: WebFocus

No matter how much doubt the NY Post has about Paladino, an endorsement of Cuomo was not necessary. “No endorsement” would have been better.


10 posted on 10/18/2010 6:57:12 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: WebFocus
The New Yorkers' embrace of Cuomo puts them well outside the mainstream of American political and cultural life.

Even the funny little foreign guys in AlQaida recognized this when they attacked the City ~ they understood it would be difficult for the rest of us to work up any concern over these people ~ and that we'd probably let them get away with it.

Well, AlQaida was wrong but New Yorkers still don't get it.

11 posted on 10/18/2010 6:57:12 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: WebFocus

They can’t be serious.Andrew Coumo and reform,There is No such thing.

I thought the New York Post was allegedly a conservative Paper.I guess the Conservatism went up in smoke.


12 posted on 10/18/2010 6:58:00 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: WebFocus

The NY Post should have refused to endorse any candidate.

When in doubt - keep quiet!!!


13 posted on 10/18/2010 6:59:03 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: WebFocus

It takes an establishment hack to blaze a path to reform, I guess.


14 posted on 10/18/2010 7:00:20 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: puppypusher

The NY Post is the last newspaper standing on my list..... til now, that is. When my NJ paper, the Asbury Park Press, endorsed obama I cancelled my subscription after 20 years. The Post just damaged itself. While Paladino might not be the ideal candidate, he’s a lot better than Cuomo. Cuomo is a snake and he is largely responsible for the housing meltdown and Paladino needs to hammer that in tonight’s debate.


15 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: WebFocus
And when asked what comes to mind when they hear his name, voters who were surveyed offered a collection of negative personality traits, like “angry,” “bigoted” or “obnoxious.”

Funny, that's what I think of when I hear NYC..............

16 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: WebFocus

Let’s see what Rupert has done for me lately.No Giants football,No Phillies baseball,No Imus and now this!


17 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:13 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: WebFocus

Paladino has gone to war against the NY Post (with good reason). Of course they would endorse Cuomo to hurt Paladino.


18 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: WebFocus
The New York Post has endorsed Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor, saying it believes he has the "vision to blaze a path to reform.''

This statement is hilarious! Has Cuomo any record of "vision?" Has Cuomo ever had to make a payroll or run a business? He cannot even keep his marriage vows; his record of failure includes a failed marriage. What has he accomplished other than implement or recommend mindless and recycled proven failed policies? Too funny! The NY Post must be a clown factory!

19 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Mr. K

RE: Paladino signs outnumber Cuomo by at least 500 to 1


Which part of New York State do you live in? I believe this is true in the Eerie County of New York and many places upstate.

Unfortunately, you are outgunned by the liberals who live in the New York City area, which is 8 million strong or 40% of the state’s population. The city and suburbs OVERWHELMINGLY support Cuomo. NYC is a lost cause.


20 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:59 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: muawiyah
...but New Yorkers still don't get it.

Shocking, isn't it? (/s)

21 posted on 10/18/2010 7:05:18 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: WebFocus

there are about 10 times more Paladino signs than Cuomo Upstate


22 posted on 10/18/2010 7:05:45 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: WebFocus

What did you expect? New York Post employs the pedophile reporters who takes pictures of little girls through their windows. Of course they would endorse Cuomo.


23 posted on 10/18/2010 7:07:44 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: WebFocus
Carl Paladino and Michael Caputo have been working overtime for the past month to make sure that a possible victory would be transformed into a complete bloodbath.

Blaming anyone other than these two incompetent tools for this missed opportunity would be rewriting history.

24 posted on 10/18/2010 7:07:57 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus

The fact Paladino faced off vs. one of the Post’s reporters probably had something to do with it.


25 posted on 10/18/2010 7:08:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: therightliveswithus

RE: there are about 10 times more Paladino signs than Cuomo Upstate


True, but you have NEW YORK CITY to contend with and that’s going to be the problem. This where MOST of the states’ population resides.


26 posted on 10/18/2010 7:08:26 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

I am wondering if Paladino caused many establishment papers to back away from him with his past brazen tactics.I recently met an elderly woman and her husband who were conservative, but they did not like Paladino. The woman thought he was not a “gentleman” and that he was a “big mouth.” Also, that whole thing with his out of wedlock child seemed to many people terribly hypocritical. Recently, I was disappointed in him when he apologized for his comments about homosexuals, and I am sure there were others who felt the same. I was hoping for a candidate who had the tenacity to face opposition and stick to his guns about issues that many conservatives hold as important. I will still vote for him, but he should not have wavered.


27 posted on 10/18/2010 7:09:27 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: WebFocus

Which explains Fred U. Dicker’s attack on Paladino.

What a disgrace!


28 posted on 10/18/2010 7:09:52 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: McGavin999
New York Post employs the pedophile reporters who takes pictures of little girls through their windows.

You have proof of that serious allegation, right?

If you do, you should forward it to the Paladino campaign, who have had a very difficult time in produxcing a shred of evidence for similar accusations.

29 posted on 10/18/2010 7:10:05 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus

I believe some FReepers were adamant that Mr. Paladino’s self-inflicted difficulties were a mark of “character,” and that they would put him over the top.


30 posted on 10/18/2010 7:12:06 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Dr. Ursus

If you read the WSJ every day you see the msm spin prevalent on just about every story.

One thing particularly tickled me a couple of weeks ago.

The correction..........evidently there had been a discussion on when the Eisenhower jacket came into fashion.

Their reporter said it was following the Korean War and they had to correct that error.

snicker, snort, typical media know nothing elite.


31 posted on 10/18/2010 7:12:43 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: wideawake

The NYPost sent a photographer to take a picture of Paladino’s ten year old daughter THROUGH HER WINDOW.

How would you characterize that episode?


32 posted on 10/18/2010 7:14:06 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: muawiyah
They're hardly "embracing" Cuomo - they're rejecting Paladino.

Cuomo's positives are below Paladino's negatives - an "embrace" of Cuomo would imply that his positives are increasing dramatically.

That isn't the case.

33 posted on 10/18/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus

Cuomo will do for NY what he did fannIe and Freddie.


34 posted on 10/18/2010 7:18:46 AM PDT by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: Carley

Bingo!


35 posted on 10/18/2010 7:18:52 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: wideawake

From the “outside” Paladino sounds pretty much “New York” ~ warts and all. The man doesn’t seem to be any different than the rest of ‘em.


36 posted on 10/18/2010 7:20:04 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Carley
The NYPost sent a photographer to take a picture of Paladino’s ten year old daughter THROUGH HER WINDOW.

So Paladino claims.

Has he offered a shred of evidence to back it up?

No.

Has the NY Post published any such photographs?

No.

Call me crazy, but if someone actually did that to my family, I would swear out a criminal complaint and file a lawsuit - in other words, throw the book at the bastards.

Paladino has done none of that. All he's done is issue a press release making the claim.

Why?

37 posted on 10/18/2010 7:20:18 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus

This is just pure insanity. Andrew Cuomo isn’t going to “reform” anything. He’s a pathological liar and a political grifter in the tradition of Bill Clinton.


38 posted on 10/18/2010 7:24:05 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: wideawake

Did the Post deny the charge that they sent a photographer.

NO NO NO NO


39 posted on 10/18/2010 7:25:25 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Dicker was behind the constant wild eyed claims against Patterson. Even came on the radio insisting Patterson would be resigning in the morning. He did everything in his power to get Patterson out of the picture. Clearing the way for the crook Cuomo.


40 posted on 10/18/2010 7:27:01 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Mr. K

I drove by Hofstra University yesterday and there were hundreds of Cuomo signs all over the place and not one Paladino sign - there were even a ton of signs for some district judge.
Carl needs to get his message out to Long Island much better, I barely see any of his commercials either.
There are a lot of Republicans fired up on Long Island, hopefully the debate helps.


41 posted on 10/18/2010 7:29:05 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: r9etb
I believe some FReepers were adamant that Mr. Paladino’s self-inflicted difficulties were a mark of “character,” and that they would put him over the top.

Now the argument is that New York voters are too stupid to realize the brilliance of Paladino's displays of "character."

Carl Paladino is a genius and is incapable of making mistakes. His every utterance is oracular and his personal flaws are not bugs, they're features.

Remember: it would be a really bad idea to take away any lessons from Paladino's complete meltdown. We should not do anything differently. We should pretend that his loss was due to insufficient hero worship of the candidate.

42 posted on 10/18/2010 7:29:33 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus
"with a towering temper and a well-documented contempt for the truth."

Funny, I always thought this was Cuomo's tagline.
43 posted on 10/18/2010 7:29:49 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: wideawake
Everyone is aware of it, they admitted the photo was taken through the window. Who else, other than a pedophile would take pictures of a child through the window of their home? That is all the proof that is needed.

Oh yeah, that and the endorsement they just gave, that pretty much nails it down. They got caught.

44 posted on 10/18/2010 7:30:49 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Dan Nunn

Good point.


45 posted on 10/18/2010 7:32:51 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Carley

The New York state legislature is so corrupt that the Dems
don’t even bother to cover their outright thievery.


46 posted on 10/18/2010 7:34:22 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: WebFocus

NY is right behind CA in impending financial disaster. Whatever they may believe politically, if they choose to elect Cuomo, they will reap the whirlwind and WE will pay for it.


47 posted on 10/18/2010 7:34:41 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Carley
Did the Post deny the charge that they sent a photographer. NO NO NO NO

Um, Carley, the New York Post's editor-in-chief, Col Allen, issued a press release on September 30 specifically denying Paladino's claims and specifically instructing Michael Caputo to check his facts before he accuses the Post of such activities.

You couldn't be more wrong.

48 posted on 10/18/2010 7:36:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Carley

wideawake is a troll

just ignore her and maybe she’ll go away

you can always count on her to ignore the MEDIA BIAS and blame our candidates as being so hideous

she might just as well be on Cuomo’s payroll


49 posted on 10/18/2010 7:36:44 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 of next Congress- DEFUND THE LEFT (#2 repeal obamacare))
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To: McGavin999
Everyone is aware of it, they admitted the photo was taken through the window.

They admitted no such thing. They categorically denied it, in fact.

And the Paladino campaign, after being challenged by the Post, provided not a shred of evidence to back up their lie.

Oh yeah, that and the endorsement they just gave, that pretty much nails it down. They got caught.

Let's get this straight: your argument is that if a politician lies about you, and you challenge him to substantiate his lie, and he then completely fails to do so, and you then endorse his opponent - then his lie must be true?

Paladino is the one who got caught making a wild accusation he couldn't back up. And that's not the only time, either.

The guy's an embarrassment.

50 posted on 10/18/2010 7:40:22 AM PDT by wideawake
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