My biggest concern is whether she sees NY as something more than NYC. A lot of the state needs help and as an Upstate resident I’ll have to see a genuine interest from her in promoting programs that improve the state as a whole before deciding anything.
What I find really annoying about this campaign is the lack of an actual plan. I’ve been to her website, and it is all the standard progressive talking points (references to income inequality, tax breaks to the ultra rich, austerity budgets, DACA, etc.) without a plan of how to change it.
Reminds me of a certain… Read more
Well, yeah, plenty of people have run for positions (and won!) for which they are not qualified. That doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.
On the flipside, I give you Jesse Ventura in Minnesota.
But those are pretty unfair as they aren’t Cynthia. I think she should be judged on her own merits, and her occupation is just a single point that shows that she should, at the very least, be able to memorize her stump-speech. But that data point should be pretty… Read more
Howard Stern ran for governor of New York for a laugh, got scared he was winning in some polls and dropped out. Name recognition is the bane of our politics today, qualified diverse experienced people are out there but they weren’t in Sex and the City so they can’t get any political push.
I think Cynthia Nixon is probably a good person with whom I likely agree on the vast majority of policy issues. But, has she ever (and I mean ever) held a job at any level of government in any capacity before, elected or otherwise? Has she ever held an executive position in any capacity anywhere, where she was… Read more