Today, the Good News for Andrew Cuomo. What a difference a day makes. The new Siena Poll showing Cuomo with a 33 point lead Carl Paladino.
The bad news: Elliot Spitzer has a long memory!!!
Appearing on the morning show of his new CNN home, Spitzer let loose on Andrew Cuomo. Not only did he warn Cuomo that his victory may not be as big as he is expecting.
Spitzer: “Trust me, Andrew will have a much tighter margin.”
Not only did Spitzer say if Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was on the ballot he would be the next governor and ahead of Cuomo by 15 percent.
But Spitzer then let loose with a double-barrel shotgun on Cuomo:
"behind the scenes, he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there."
Yes, Spitzer is creating a buzz for his new CNN show. Yes, Spitzer is giving us a taste of the type of direct political talk show host he plans to be, but the reason why this is dangerous for Cuomo is it undercuts Cuomo's campaign message of he doesn't punch below the belt, that he won't fight dirty with Paladino, and worst of all, it reminds everyone of Cuomo's past.
Take a look at what Spitzer had to say.
"Well, what he needs to do is speak to the public and, of course, the problem that Andrew has is that everybody knows that behind the scenes, he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there and that is his reputation from years in Washington. When his father was governor, he was the tough guy. He has brass knuckles and he played hard ball. He has a lot of enemies out there. Nobody's been willing to stand up to him. When it appeared he was going to win, it was inevitable. If it appears not to be inevitable, things may change. He has a lot of folks, he's really been on the wrong side of who may stand up and say, wait a minute, he may not want to pretend he plays that game. He does, and he's worse at it."
Meanwhile, you knew it was coming any day now. Cuomo has released an ad criticizing Paladino for his donations to Albany politicians and for failing to create jobs (only one job in this case) after winning tax breaks intended to promote economic development.