I’m probably not gonna vote in the upcoming Democratic Governor’s nomination race here in New York….
I will vote in the November midterm elections….
That said ?
If I do actually change my mind and vote?
I’ll probably vote for Cynthia Nixon just for the heck of it….
I don’t think she’s ready for the job….
She a protege of NYC Mayor Big de Blasio, who is a bit too far to the left for me….
She has NO experience in running a organization like the State of New York….
But right now?
Andrew Cuomo comes at me as worst….
He has become a guy in my view that does NOT listen and has lost touch with the people of his state….
Nixon raises some darn good questions about some of things Cuomo is spending taxpayer money on….
Unless Cuomo does something crazy?
He’s got four more years in office….
He’s got over $20M to spend …
He’s polling ahead of here 2 to 1….
But the guy STILL doesn’t listen enough for my vote….At least not in the primary….
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in their first and probably only Democratic primary debate — a contest as fiery as the scorching weather outside Hofstra University, where the event took place.
Nixon fired the first shot, charging that Cuomo’s extensive experience wasn’t much of an asset unless he delivered.
“New York has the second most unequal education system when it comes to funding in the entire country. And I’m not an Albany insider like Gov. Cuomo. But I don’t think experience means all that much if you’re not all that good at governing,” she said.
When asked if he will serve all four years if re-elected, Cuomo says: “Yes and yes. Double yes.”
Asked the same question again, he added: “The only caveat is if God’s strikes me dead. Otherwise, I will serve four years as Governor of New York.”
Pressed on the sorry state of mass transit in the Big Apple, Cuomo deflected and pointed the finger at the MTA and City Hall.
“You’re really referring to the New York City Transit, it is a shared city/state expense,” he said.
Nixon accused him of diverting cash from transit repairs elsewhere in the state budget.
“He used the MTA like an ATM,” she said as the tone deteriorated.
“Can you stop interrupting?” an irritated Cuomo snapped.
“Can you stop lying” she responded.
“As soon as you do,” the governor said.
Cuomo then went after Nixon for lobbying Mayor de Blasio to stop helicopters from flying over the Public Theaters’ performances of Shakespeare in the Park.
Nixon questioned the governor’s decision to deploy so many state troopers to Gotham, one of the key issues in the Cuomo-deBlasio feud.
Cuomo went after Nixon over the delayed release of her tax returns, which she revealed last Friday for just three hours…..
image…J. Conrad Williams Jr.