New York state could be the only place where the Tea Party Movement may have hurt the Republicans rather than help them. It didn’t help that Carl Paladino was not ready for prime time and got set up by the Dems and the fringe stream media like a bowling pin. And now King Cuomo is firmly in charge.

In the next two years Republicans will have to decide what really works in New York may not be the same as what works for the rest of the country. Perhaps it’s better to be pragmatic than idealistic.

On the other hand two years can be a long time in the age of 24/7 hour news cycles. The Republican tsunami that swept most of the nation could grow in 2012 to reach into places as unlikely as the NY-21 where the GOP candidate did allot better than the usual token challenge in 2010.

But whatever optimism Republicans have about this nation’s future. They need to remember that New York State is an alternate reality.

I Hope I’m Wrong

March 4, 2010

Now that David Patterson says he won’t seek a full term, that leaves GOP candidate Rick Lazio as the only one running for the New York Governor’s seat.

Of course everyone knows State Comptroller Andrew Cuomo is going to be running and he’ll get an easy Democratic nomination.   And more than likely Cuomo will cruise on to win the general election.

But then again you never know.

After all this has been a strange year for politics.

So like I said,

I HOPE I’M WRONG!