REMEMBER --- YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST…..
DEMOCRAT CYNTHIA NIXON’S RUN AT INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR ANDY-BOY CUOMO MIGHT BE A NATIONAL GAME CHANGER --- AND THE FALLOUT COULD BE BIGGER THAN THE INITIAL BLAST AND HAVE VERY STRANGE SIDE EFFECTS
The Daily News might have put a very strong dose of lighting in a bottle yesterday >>> with Ken Lovett’s Sunday News article “CUOMO HAD ‘FREAKOUT’ MOMENT OVER CYNTHIA NIXON’S POSSIBLE GOVERNOR RUN”
LET’S START WITH THE LOVETT ARTICLE
According to the Lovett who ain’t Lyle --- “While actress Cynthia Nixon continues to mull a Democratic primary challenge against Gov. Cuomo, her team believes the possibility has already put fear into the two-term governor, a source said Sunday…. ‘They're very encouraged by the way Cuomo reacted this past week,’ the source within Nixon's orbit said. ‘They called it a meltdown. A freakout.’… The source added that ‘I don't think a final decision has been made (whether to run), but they thought that the week was very encouraging based on how he responded.’… A day after NY1 reported Nixon was ‘poised’ to enter the race, Cuomo was asked Wednesday whether he believed Mayor de Blasio, a political foe and Nixon friend, was behind her possible run. He laughed and said it was either the mayor or Russian President Vladimir Putin….” [Boy, Mario Cuomo’s kid sure is a laugh riot !!! -- GM] (See “Cuomo had ‘freakout’ moment over Cynthia Nixon’s possible governor run” by Kenneth Lovett, 3/11/18, NY Daily News/ Politics [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-freakout-moment-cynthia-nixon-gov-run-article-1.3868894]).
The problem is that after what is quoted above, Ken’s Lovett’s analysis veered off into the weeds --- trying to make any challenge by Cyntia Nixon, who is an LGBTQ activist, look like some kind queer crusade or leftish lesbian lament about the sitting governor, when there is nothing to indicate that Ms. Nixon’s pushback against Andy-Bboy isn’t about lots of other shortcomings of Andrew C. as a “progressive” governor.
EYE ON THE DONUT AND NOT THE GROMMET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DOUGH
This was carefully explained to me; so, I’ll explain it equally carefully to you my loyal readers --- especially the one’s sitting way back in the “cheap seats.”
This all matters because of the following factors:
a) If Cuomo loses the Democrat primary; for sure, he'll still be running in the November general election on other lines (Wow !!! Maybe, even the Reform Party..... Won't that beat all ?????) ;
b) The numbers being touted by the press about the 2014 Cuomo v Teachout primary are not only wrong, they are completely and intentionally misleading (The MSM keeps saying that Zephyr Teachout got 34%, when she got over 35%, but, there’s also something that’s always left out --- there was a 3rd candidate in that primary race --- and that candidate, Randy Credico, got 4%. The real numbers out of the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary were that >>> 40% of Democratic voters said no to Cuomo. Also, please note that in the two person race for lieutenant governor, Hochul v Wu, the result was also 60% v 40%); and
c) There are still corruption trials ongoing that involve Cuomo’s closest cronies and money people (So far, they haven’t had any political traction against the governor).