“Outspoken radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa said Thursday he is considering running for governor on the Reform Party line….” --DN
The back story here is that Reform Party Chairman Sliwa is engaged in the classic ploy of "Showing Some Leg" when it comes to his party's selection of its candidate for governor
Daily News political correspondent Ken Lovett sees a Reform Party run for governor by Curtis Sliwa as a big/ real/ sensible possibility (See “Radio host Curtis Sliwa mulling gubernatorial run as Reform Party candidate” by Kenneth Lovett, 4/26/18, NY Daily News/ Politics [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/radio-host-curtis-sliwa-mulling-reform-party-gubernatorial-run-article-1.3956424]).
“…. Sliwa said on his WABC afternoon radio show with Rita Cosby that he’s been approached about running by Reform Party members and might take the plunge if he can get medical clearance from his doctors. He has suffered from chronic Crohn’s disease as well as high blood pressure and hypertension…. ‘If I can get a clean bill of health, doctors who say to me that if you run you won’t drop dead...then I believe I have no other choice,’ Sliwa said.”
According to the Daily News’ Ken Lovett, one reason Sliwa might run is to try to ensure that the Reform Party would receive the necessary 50,000 votes in November 2018 guaranteeing a Reform Party spot on the general election ballot for the next four years.
Based upon Lovett’s quotes of the presumptive GOP nominee Marc Molinaro contained in the article, the GOP nominee seemed a little taken aback by Mr. Sliwa’s announcement.
THIS STORY IS SHOWING SOME LEG, OR IS THAT LEGS
LEG --- This move by the talk radio personality and Reform Party Chairman does raise a couple of obvious questions: "Why is Chairman Sliwa doing this ???" and "Why is he doing this now ?????
If nothing else, the radio host is pushing one of his brands, ala "Donald Trump 101"..... It's an old trick that the pretty young things know very well --- the nice girls try to attract by wearing ribbons in their hair; the smart ones know how to trump that by showing a little leg.....
LEGS --- Newsday reported on most of this story on what would be day two. Editorially, that shows Newsday's judgment both that it is a newsworthy story, and one that probably has some legs (See “Guardian Angel Sliwa mulls run for governor, targets Cuomo” by Michael Gormley, 4/27/18, Newsday/ Long Island Politics [https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle/guardian-angel-curtis-sliwa-1.18284135]).