The rumors are starting on who will be Andrew Cuomo's running mate....One rumor had a pairing with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, but observers think that unlikely.
One thing Cuomo cannot do is pick someone like Eliot Spitzer did....Someone who fits some kind of demographic profile and won't upstage the top of the ticket. If Spitzer taught us anything there is a need for substance in the number two spot. While there are many likeable aspects to David Paterson, it is clear he was clueless upon taking office and was self undulgent in the way legislators in a one party town like NYC can be.
A county executive makes sense or a veteran of strong mayor governance. Administrative ability is important but so is that grounding you get only from have to face the voters and answer to the voters. We don't need anyone from the Legislature.....If Cuomo is indeed a shoo-in, he had best pay serious attention to the number 2 slot.
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