Spitzer on Cuomo: “He is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there,” and Steve Levy would beat Cuomo.


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.

Andrew is not taking the bait


You have to give it to Andrew Cuomo. The guy is disciplined and not taking the smear bait of Carl Paladino.

Paladino is throwing everything he can at Cuomo, but Cuomo is turning the other cheek. He’s not going down in the mud with Paladino. (At least not as of yet, and signs are Cuomo is not going to do it.)

Cuomo will never let Paladino do a “Lazio” on him

I want to repeat one of my comments from earlier this week, "you could bet the house on it," Team Cuomo will not repeat the mistakes of Rick Lazio.

Lazio ignored. He didn’t engage Paladino. After all, Lazio thought, the public would see Paladino as out of touch, as a loose cannon forwarding racist emails about the President, somebody who might be a good businessman, but that’s about it. Well, say what you want. The world knows who won and who was sent packing with only the conservative line in his corner.

Rick Lazio and Bill Perkins are in serious trouble going into Tuesday’s primary


Let’s start with Republican candidate for Governor Rick Lazio.

How could he not see the huge 200 mile an hour “momentum” train running over him and having a nice cushion landing at the footsteps of rival Carl Paladino.

Lazio tried to ignore Paladino, to run out the clock, a sort of “Rose Garden” strategy. However mistake number one, to use such a tactic, you should be well liked by the base, and let’s face it, support for Lazio with the Republican Party Faithful has been luke-warm at absolute best. Lazio’s strategy may still barely work, but not if you believe the latest poll. It is great news for Paladino, and horrible for Lazio.

Tick Tock…The Primary is only days away

Labor Day is now past us, and that means Politics takes center stage. The unofficial start of the fall campaign. The time, that polls show voters really start paying attention.

Race for Governor

Andrew Cuomo appears unstoppable towards the job once held by his father. You name the Category. Cuomo has much higher popularity, name recognition, and is far ahead in fundraising.

It seems like so long ago when Cuomo posted the video statement online announcing his candidacy, promising to change the notoriously shady culture of Albany.

I for one, wish Caroline Giuliani well with future endeavors.

What Rudy Giuliani did as Mayor in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Patrick Dorismond was not lawful in the eyes of many.

Dorismond was a security guard and father of two children who was killed by an undercover NY Police Department officer.

Giuliani decided to release Dorismond’s Juvenile record and declared Dorismond was “no altar boy.”

But the move caused a firestorm of criticism at Giuliani because the juvenile record had been sealed, and you can’t make this stuff up, Dorismond had actually served in that capacity, as an “altar boy.”

Rick are you running scared? Big Mistake to turn down the NY1 debate

Ten years ago, I was at the Buffalo Senate Debate where a relative unknown at the time, Suffolk County Congressman Rick Lazio walked across the stage and stuffed a campaign pledge in front of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

But that move, perceived as bullying, locked his place in political history as an example of what not to do during a debate with a female candidate. Clinton's support among women voters was solidified. Lazio may now again be in a circular firing squad of one.