66% of people think Kevin Cahill should run for County Executive according to the latest Blaber's News and Commentary poll. That's really interesting because that's an extremely large margin, it's no surprise to me though, people like Cahill, he's very personable and intelligent. There's no doubt he would make a great exec but will he run? People seem to think he won't because he would have to give up his relatively safe assembly seat, others think that being executive is a step down for Cahill, those naive people do not realize how powerful the position of executive really is. Look at former Assemblyman Tom DiNappoli, who ran and was the party's nominee for County Executive in Nassau County, DiNappoli was eventually defeated in a viscous primary by Tom Souzzi, but things seemed to have worked out for DiNappoli who currently is the NYS Comptroller.
In the end Cahill's heart is in Ulster County and I have a strong hunch that in February or early March our Assemblyman from the 101st puts it all on the line for the county's top spot.