Few Americans noticed when Andrew Cuomo, the 56th Governor of New York State, essentially launched his 2020 presidential bid on January 3rd at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, the borough of his birth. The speech was billed as a State of the State address but it was clearly a transparent effort to broaden his exposure to an audience west of the Appalachian Mountain range and south of the Verrazano Bridge.
Yet before he can cast himself as the savior of liberal Democrats by running to be the 46th president, Cuomo has a hurdle to overcome: Reelection to the job he currently has in 2018.
Next year’s contest for New York state’s chief executive could provide a tipping point for lessons learned in 2016 when Democrats overplayed their hand and Republicans played their cards right.
If the NYS GOP want to win the 2018 governor’s race, however, stalwarts of party could take into account a handful of considerations to realize that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpAs governor, can Donald Trump Jr. make New York great again? Maher slams news coverage of Syria strike: ‘Everybody loves this f–king thing’ Dan Rather hits journalists who called Trump ‘presidential’ after Syria missile strike MORE, Jr., might be the candidate they are looking for:
1. Be Different
The GOP needs to field an unconventional candidate that is not connected to the sour taste many New Yorkers have for the current political element in either party.
At 39 years old, Donald, Jr., would be a generation younger than his would-be rival. The ideal candidate would employ an outsider status and lack of political experience as assets, effortlessly…
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