NEW YORK CITY – New York voters will choose their next Governor on November 2, 2010. Andrew Cuomo is widely presumed to be the winner of that election; so much so in fact, that Mr. Cuomo has taken over some gubernatorial tasks for a few months now and Governor Paterson’s office has already begun transition proceedings.
As much as Mr. Cuomo, Governor Paterson and the media assume that another Cuomo will be New York Governor, there is still an election that hasn’t happened yet which will actually determine who will be New York’s next Executive. The people of the State of New York still have a chance to make a better choice.
Andrew Cuomo is currently employed as New York’s Attorney General, but he has spent a lifetime in Albany politics, even working in the administration of his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo. He has been trying for the past few years to bury his nasty political reputation for being ruthless, arrogant, contemptuous and entitled; judging by his current popularity, he has been largely successful in doing so. But has he really changed, or is it only his image that has transformed?
A person’s public image is often an inaccurate portrayal of who they really are – this is especially true in politics. Andrew Cuomo professes to be the best man to clean up the rampant corruption in New York’s state government, but he hobnobs with and speaks highly of incredibly corrupt politicians like Charlie Rangel – and then tries to escape public notice for having done so.
Mr. Cuomo claims that he wants to fight for New Yorkers as Governor, but as the State’s Attorney General, he has refused pleas that he investigate the funding for a 13 story rabat that known slumlords and tax evaders (who have ties to radical Islam) want to put up at the site of the former Burlington Coat Factory, a building which was damaged when the landing gear from the first plane to crash into the Twin Towers tore through its roof on September 11, 2001. Cuomo supports that this tribute to the ideology responsible for the murder of three thousand people on American soil be built, despite the fact that it is incredibly insensitive to put it there and the majority of New Yorkers are opposed to it.
Americans are tired of politicians ignoring the will of the people and it is manifesting itself at the polls all over the country. Will New Yorkers also decide that they have had enough? After two scandal and corruption plagued failed Democratic Governorships in New York State (one of which was also a former Attorney General) within just four years, haven’t New Yorkers suffered enough? Keep in mind that Democrats currently control the entire State’s legislature; the Governor’s office, the Senate and the Assembly – Cuomo belongs to the party that is the source of New York State’s problems, he is not the solution. In 1994, New Yorkers finally rid themselves of Mario Cuomo as their governor, largely due to people voting “ABC”: “Anybody But Cuomo”; if New Yorkers have finally had enough punishment, they will vote ABC once again this November second.
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