The headline in this Daily News story says it all....The continued reference to "Crazy Carl" helps frame the candidate who seemingly cannot stay out of controversy...He is outspoken....but when you read his remarks on Gay Gate, his views seem consistent with with many people struggling to be tolerant and inclusive, while dealing with people who are very in-your-face about lifestyle.
The media's use of the word "dysfunctional", even though the candidate never uttered it, was an example of the operatives gaming the media and getting their way.
Paladino has brought some of the furor on himself, but I think Dems have so framed Paladino's as a nut that it will be tough to recover...With no television ads to be seen, I wonder if Paladino has read the tea leaves and doesn't want to squander the family fortune much further.
At this point the next milestone in the race is next Monday's seven way debate..
Pretty much all Mr. Cuomo has to do is be affable and repeat his talking points. It is clear the Paladino camp would like an eruption from the reportedly volatile Cuomo, but its hard to imagine a pro like Andrew taking that bait.
For Paladino to attack on Monday would only reenforce the perception. He needs to be calm, witty and informed. I don't know if he is up to the task.....I know I will be watching.
'Crazy Carl' Paladino blames furor over his anti-gay remarks on rival for governor Andrew Cuomo