Great article in the Post, “Our incredible shrinking New York governor“:
“… When the governor won election in 2010, he came to office with powerful prospects. But now he’s apparently too weak to push through an education tax credit supported by majorities in both chambers of the state Legislature …”
“… No doubt one big reason for Andrew’s cave-in is that he fears his left flank: the radical Working Families Party — and an obscure leftist professor named Zephyr Teachout, who’s challenging him in the Democratic primary …”
He wouldn’t have had to worry about this except he totally pissed off much of the state with his so-called SAFE Act. The media won’t acknowledge it, but up until that point he was doing ok. After that it was all down hill.
This also brings up what utter crap Siena polls are. If Cuomo really had such good numbers then why can’t he motivate the legislature and why is he caving to the WFP? I cannot be the only person who has noticed this.