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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 07:37 AM

 

Is there something to take from the New York Governorship Primary last year?

If you followed it on social media Andrew Cuomo was seen as a conniving bogeyman while Cynthia Nixon resonated with lots of positivity and following. Nixon did several national TV appearances to further boost her national profile as an actress turned progressive candidate while Cuomo was not very visible at all. In the only debate Nixon threw a lot of jabs at Cuomo calling him a liar, corrupt and corporate. He said Medicare For All is a noble cause which one day will be enacted but through the federal level first citing economics...she disagreed wholeheartedly saying the state can act first. He stumbled through the debate defending himself but his main cause for re-election was New York needs someone to take on Trump.

On all the metrics of who campaigned harder and whose campaign garnered more enthusiasm she won by a mile. Yet on the most important metric - the ballot - he won. Very easily in the end.



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Otto Lidenbrock Jun 2019 OP
murielm99 Jun 2019 #1
Historic NY Jun 2019 #2
George II Jun 2019 #3
MineralMan Jun 2019 #4
comradebillyboy Jun 2019 #5

Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:09 AM

1. Nixon had lots of following?

 

I never saw that at all. She never polled very high.

She was a fringe candidate. I don't care how hard she campaigned.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:36 AM

2. Exactly...

 

Cuomo is teeing up for a 4th term.
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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:58 AM

3. Which NY primary campaign were you watching? Cuomo wasn't seen as anything like that....

 

....Nixon and Justice Democrats just WISHED he would be seen like that.
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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:11 AM

4. Cynthia Nixon was woefully unqualified to be Governor of NY.

 

That is why she lost by a huge majority vote.

That is what to take from that race. Don't put unqualified candidates up for a vote in statewide elections. They will lose, in most cases. Run them for lower offices firs, so they can gain some experience.
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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:41 AM

5. Seriously? Cuomo is in the process of bankrupting the NRA,

 

he is a very effective and competent governor. The Justice Democrats just aren't very popular outside of the most liberal enclaves and they really aren't acceptable to the vast majority of Democrats.
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