Saturday, August 19, 2006
Cuomo wins debate at Pace University
There was a clear winner Thursday night at Pace University as democratic hopefuls battled it out to try to convince the people who is the best candidate to face off against the republican challenger J. Pirro in November. Andrew Cuomo, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Charlie King talked about a variety issues from Medicaid fraud to health care in the end Andrew Cuomo just had better answers to the issues and is more experienced to be the Attorney General said Blaber who attended the debate, there is no doubt that all the candidates are qualified to be New York's lawyer but Andrew Cuomo sticks out as the most qualified.
The debate which lasted for a little over an hour, was interesting in the fact that it is still any mans race there was no clear favorite, while Andrew Cuomo is ahead in the polls he does not have a lead that is too comfortable and needs to continue to get his message out, Sean Maloney, and Charlie King both raised good issues that got a favorable response by the people, Mark Green on the other hand was so nasty toward Cuomo and offered no solutions or facts on three different occasions he was booed.
There were a few light moments during the lightning round were candidates are instructed to answer questions by either a yes or no answer. One of the questions, 'Was Mario Cuomo the best governor New York ever had?" Yes, that is an easy one said Andrew. Another was when candidates were asked " do you have any interest in running for governor" when Cuomo said no, Charlie King questioned if there was a lie detector available.
If there was any doubt that Andrew Cuomo is not the man to beat, when candidates were allowed to ask a question to one of there opponents they all separately choose Cuomo which shows that he is the man they feel they need to beat, this primary will be an interesting one because it is not Cuomo vs. Green with two other no name challengers, it is Cuomo vs. Green vs. King vs. Maloney.
Thank You to Sean P. Maloney for giving Blaber News tickets to the debate.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 5:53 PM