New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, listens as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018, in New York. Amazon said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
The presidential election soon approaches, and in my opinion, the Democrats aren’t exactly pitching heat from a Major League mound.
In a face-off against slugger Donald Trump, Dems are more so serving slow-pitch softball.
Or wiffle ball.
Maybe even kickball.
Neither Biden nor Sanders looks to have what it takes to win the Series.
And, frankly, I don’t understand — many on television have spoken of Trump as if he’s a buffoon. If such is true, why in four years have they not come up with someone who can handily send him back to the dugout?
Personally, I’m waiting for a new contender to show up. At every debate, I’m studying the top of the screen — where’s the vine for Hillary to swing onto the stage and start the revolution?
But some people think there’s another prominent Democrat poised to change the game: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
As reported by the New York Post, amid the governor’s COVID-19 response, #PresidentCuomo has trended on social media.
Andrew’s been giving daily televised briefings on the virus, and to some, that’s got him looking like White House material.
Check out this tweet:
Cuomo has single handedly destroyed @realDonaldTrump in a way no politician, candidate, not even Obama, has been able to do and he’s done it without once mentioning his name. It’s called leadership. #PresidentCuomo @NYGovCuomo #CoronavirusPandemic #Covid_19 #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/H7xO8nOqZH
— Kristin Leland (@kristinleland_) March 21, 2020
He’s certainly has surprised some folks as of late — as covered last week by RedState’s Bonchie, the governor praised Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
Here’s what Cuomo had to say:
“I spoke to the President this morning again. He is ready, willing, and able to help. I’ve been speaking with members of his staff, late last night, early this morning. … I said to the President, who is a New Yorker who I’ve known for many, many years, ‘I put my hand out in partnership. I want to work together, 100%.’ … I think the President was 100% sincere in saying that he wanted to work together in partnership in a spirit of cooperation. … His team is on it. They’ve been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And they’ve, thus far, been doing everything that they can do. And I want to say Thank You, and I want to say that I appreciate it.”
He even added this:
“[W]e’re not Democrats, and we’re not Republicans. We are Americans at the end of the day. That’s who we are. And that’s who we are when we are at our best.”
Wow — imagine if all of politics sounded like that.
Eric Trump took notice:
Very nice @NYGovCuomo! @realDonaldTrump “team is on it. They have been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And thus far, they have been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say Thank You, and I want to say that I appreciate it.”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 18, 2020
As noted by The Daily Wire, Andrew also earned praise for his speech Saturday, wherein he chastised young people.
More from the Post:
At a news conference…Cuomo kept up his commanding style, and seemed to direct it at millennials and Gen Zers: “There’s a significant amount of non-compliance, especially in New York City, especially in parks. I’m gonna go down there today, I want to see what the situation is myself.”
As for people who think they’re stronger than the virus, he laid ’em out:
“You are wrong.”
That phrase began trending on Twitter.
Sorry, getting my info from #PresidentCuomo, thanks. Not a chance in hell I’d watch your lying ass.
— Laurie Brookins (@StyleWriterNYC) March 21, 2020
What do you think about Andrew as a candidate for the Party of the Donkey?
It seems to me he might have a better chance than Bernie or Biden — Sanders’s roll has slowed, and Joe appears to have a substantial medical issue.
Despite his recent nonpartisan remarks, Cuomo’s certainly nothing if not far Left — in January 2019, he signed into law the legalization of abortion up ’til the moment of birth (here).
And in August of 2018, during a speech about sex equality and women, he offered this:
“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”
Okay, maybe now we’re back to kickball.
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