Last week's plan to get David Paterson to step aside was to shop a story about a story...Remember the purported NY Times expose that insiders said would drive Governor Paterson from office in a day and clear the path for Andrew Cuomo to begin his march to Eagle Street. Well, turns out that didn't work.
This week's dump Paterson plan is to make sure the Governor's weekend campaign roll-out is a failure. Making sure upstate Democrats do not attend events in Rochester and Buffalo is the order of the day....You know...."Sean, remember, Andrew has a very good memory..." There is also the new narrative that the Governor's campaign is in "tatters."
The toughest moment for Paterson will be to enter a party convention this spring knowing he will lose but vowing to compete anyway.
The toughest moment for Andrew Cuomo is to announce a formal candidacy and his intention to kick to the curb the state's sitting governor.
Gubernatorial campaign is goin' 'full speed ahead,' Gov. Paterson insists