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  •  As much as I'd like to see a WFP challenge... (11+ / 0-)

    ...to Cuomo, I don't know of a single person who may be interested in running on the WFP line against Cuomo.

    The upcoming WFP convention in NY is going to be an historic event in New York politics. Either a progressive uprising begins in New York (by nominating a progressive challenger to Cuomo), or the WFP becomes nothing more than a phony progressive organization giving political cover to corporate Democrats (by cross-endorsing Cuomo).

    •  Can't be that difficult to find someone (3+ / 0-)
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      ManhattanMan, LI Mike, Mannie

      They can always nominate someone in the party hierarchy like Dan Cantor or Bill Lipton.

      "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

      by Paleo on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:20:48 AM PDT

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      •  I think the WFP should run someone.. (12+ / 0-)

        I think it would increase voter turnout amongst the young, liberals and other heavily democratic groups resulting in democrats winning more down ballot races. That plus the chance of making it so the GOP is no longer a major party in the state resulting in it losing a lot of power. Given that Cuomo is going to win no matter what I see the WFP runnign someone as a win-win no matter what

        We only think nothing goes without saying.

        by Hamtree on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:30:28 AM PDT

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        •  Yes (4+ / 0-)
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          skohayes, LI Mike, Eric Nelson, Mannie

          If the congressional races in the NYC northern suburbs and upstate are close enough, the increased turnout could make a difference.

          "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

          by Paleo on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:39:21 AM PDT

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        •  I agree! (1+ / 0-)
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          It might also make Cuomo realize he can't take liberal votes for granted. It can make him a better candidate in the general AND a better governor when he wins (which, by all accounts, he's likely to do in any scenario).

          If this were similar to Florida in the POTUS election of 2000, I'd say no; but since Cuomo is almost certain to walk away with this anyway, I say go for it!

          A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

          by METAL TREK on Thu May 22, 2014 at 02:46:34 PM PDT

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          •  Ha ha ha... uh huh. (0+ / 0-)
            It can make him a better candidate in the general AND a better governor when he wins.
            Cuomo does not believe he can be defeated. He will continue not believing he can be defeated until he is, which by all accounts is far, far away. So his response to seeing liberals abandon him would probably be to move even further right, just to spite them. He's good at spite.

            Not that I'm saying not to do that. But we'd better prepare ourselves for the result when we do, because it won't be pretty.

      •  I used to work for Dan (2+ / 0-)
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        when he was running the New Party. He's a great organizer, but I don't know that he'd be a great candidate. Also, last I knew he lived in NJ, so not sure about eligibility.

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