Cuomo Getting Worried in New York

From the NY Daily News:

Stung by Carl Paladino’s … attacks, an angry Andrew Cuomo summoned his war council on Monday to figure out how to fight back against his slash-and-burn GOP rival…

According to Rasmussen, Cuomo holds a 54-38 lead in polling. If you’re really ahead by that much then you grandly ignore your opponent (as, for the most part, Brian Sandoval is doing out here in Nevada regarding his opponent, little Rory Reid). You stick to generalities and do a lot of glad handling at friendly venues. You might agree to one debate with your opponent, but only after you’ve really secured the public’s perception of yourself and your campaign. You don’t call a war council to figure out how to hit back.

What this means, I bet, is that Cuomo’s people have done some internal polling and found out that if Paladino can get his message widely distributed, it will resonate with New York voters. They are afraid of the man, period.

One need only go to Paladino’s website to see why – every non-New Yorker kind of has a vision of what New Yorkers are like. You know: brash, to put it mildly. As in:

The arrest rate in the New York State Legislature is 10 percent – higher than that of teenaged boys in New York City. If we really want to fight crime, we should start in the Capitol Building…

But aside from a vigorous personality and a clear willingness to go toe to toe with the Ruling Class, Paladino also has ideas which are common-sense, bedrock American ideas. As a for-instance – tax cuts to spur business; welfare reform to ensure all able-bodied people at least do some sort of work; proposals to hold school administrators responsible for failed schools… On down the line, Paladino is clearly in tune with the people on the issues, and has just as clearly thought through what he thinks needs to be done.

Meanwhile, what of Cuomo? Riding his daddy’s coat tails. Seriously – anyone out there want to argue that Cuomo would have got anywhere if his dad hadn’t been governor of New York?

The people of New York have a choice to make – vote for a man of the People, or vote for a man of the Ruling Class. I think, in the end, the people of New York will choose wisely.

Primary Night Open Thread

Discuss all the races of the day – will Lincoln get the boot in Arkansas? Gibbons in Nevada? Will Democrats desperately spin the increasingly hostile political atmosphere?

What did I do here in Nevada? Noonan for Nevada has the details.

UPDATE: Voter support for Congress at record low.

UPDATE II: Angry pinkos heckle Pelosi.

UPDATE III: Hmm…Reid is getting 78% of the Democrat vote in the primary in early returns. If this holds true, then it will be a stunning rebuke – he’ll still win, but he should get 95% or better against the non-entities he faces.

UPDATE IV: “None of These Candidates” is winning 9% in the early returns for the Democrat Senate primary in Nevada…

UPDATE V: From Saul Anuzis on Facebook – Lincoln wins the Democrat Senate runoff primary in Arkansas. Commentary: Now she gets to lose in November.

UPDATE VI: Another incumbent bites the dust – Republican governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada being soundly beaten in the primary by Brian Sandoval.

UPDATE VII: With 31% in, it looks like Sharron Angle will have the honor of sending Harry Reid back to Searchlight.

UPDATE VIII: Carly Fiorina draws the duty of retiring Senator Barbara Boxer.