In view of the tack the New York Gubernatorial race has taken, one must take stock of the two characters in the running. The trash is falling faster than it can be cleaned up. Palladino yesterday became overwrought with a reporter from the Post, whom he accused of bringing his ten-year old daughter into the fight. The reporter did not provide a reasonable response for what happened but it was clear that both individuals were irresponsible by the way they dealt with the issue. No one can fault Palladino for becoming upset with what he felt was an invasion of privacy. In most elections, family is generally off limits.(No one has dared to attack the Obama girls character, nor should they). The Post reporter stated that Palladino’s mea culpa about his extra marital indiscretions made his daughter fair game. The reporter has had a superb record in the past, but one has to wonder about Palladino’s charge that the reporter was in Cuomos pocket. Mario Cuomo was/is a gentleman. We are left now with a standoff. Two politicians vying for the same office, both with lots of baggage. It boils down to a loose, but passionate Buffalo business man in favor of less spending, lower taxes and smaller government, versus one (Cuomo) who has no stated business experience, has refused to debate issues, has offered no positions, and who most likely expects to be a shoo in because of his name and political connections. Can we now deal just with the issues? In light of how the American people now mistrust Democrats, I would bet on the passionate businessman from Buffalo who will have to control his temperament in order to be an effective candidate and Governor of a state that still has to rid itself of a self serving Schumer and irrelevant Gillibrand.
PALADINO VS. CUOMO: LOOSE CANNON VS EMPTY SHOTGUN