Tom Reed for Governor?

Doesn't know much about Social Security, may not want to learnI am calling on Gov. Cuomo to reverse his ill-conceived fracking ban that infringes on constitutionally protected property rights. If the Obama administration and even California Gov. Jerry Brown can side with farmers and landowners, now is the time to undo such a damaging and job-killing policy.–Rep. Tom Reed

Could Tom Reed be thinking of running for Governor of New York? A constant critic of Governor Cuomo, Tom has taken great interest in NYS politics recently.

On Gov. Cuomo’s 2015 State of the State message:

Besides the lack of good economic news for the region, I was further disappointed that there was no mention of repealing other Cuomo dictates such as the Safe Act, which attacks our Second Amendment rights or Common Core, which destroys local control of our schools. It is not fair we are denied these rights.

On education, Tom wrote:

President Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Obviously Governor Cuomo and other proponents of Common Core have this backward. I oppose Common Core because I care about our children and I believe that a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to education is NOT the answer.

On fracking, this …

Spurred by Democratic New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, known more commonly as “fracking,” Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is proposing a bill that would let landowners who have seen the value of their property plummet seek payment.

and this:

Evolving regulations covering fracking on federal lands prove the process can be done safely, and should push New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revisit his decision to ban the practice.

As Governor, Tom could try to repeal the NYS SAFE Act, rescind the ban on fracking, and abolish common core. Perhaps he would run with Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss who has expressed an interest in another run for statewide office. Moss says that he will back candidates

who are interested in reducing taxes, creating jobs by producing a friendlier business atmosphere, opposing infringements on our 2nd Amendment rights, as well as bringing meaningful ethics reform to Albany.

Tom would seem to fit part of that bill.

© William Hungerford – March 2015

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16 Responses to Tom Reed for Governor?

  1. Anne says:

    I don’t see him carrying downstate. If this is really his thought process, it’s just Tom leading with his ego again.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. whungerford says:

    Republican wannabes must be optimistic as Rob Astorino was. Tom may be chafing as a legislator. He called Gov. Cuomo a king and complained about “President Obama’s unconstitutional Executive Order(s).” Perhaps he would prefer an executive position himself.


  3. Judi says:

    I agree Anne….he might carry some of the conservative parts..but no way would he carry the east or even buffalo for that matter…THANK GOD

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Deb Meeker says:

    Once again – Tom Reed the opportunist. It’s easy to hear and read that many New Yorkers are unhappy with the Governor’s support of Common Core, the boosting of charter schools, and some dislike of the SAFE Act. Reed is just taking advantage of the dissatisfaction we read about in the news. However, other New Yorkers are thrilled with the Governor’s fracking ban, hopeful of his plans to revitalize the Southern Tier, cut property taxes, and like his ability to bring in a budget on time. The latter of these seems very unlikely for an individual who can’t even pay their personal taxes on time.

    What could Tom Reed possibly offer? A “Scott Walker” style governance? Some unions still support Reed, his oil and gas donors, plus his real estate industry support might get him a nomination, however I can’t imagine Reed ever achieving a win. If he could, I would have to take my sacred Indian blanket and walk quietly into the wood.


  5. whungerford says:

    Tom has expressed an admiration for Gov. Christie.


  6. BOB McGILL says:

    you guys are nuts, ” Could Tom Reed be thinking of running for Governor of New York? A constant critic of Governor Cuomo, Tom has taken great interest in NYS politics recently.” After dealing with the crackpots like you, Tom will probably move to Florida. Tell me, why wouldn’t Tom take ” great interest in NYS politics recently ” ?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. whungerford says:

    What, are there no crackpots in Florida? Tom might better take an interest in Federal matters as he holds a Federal office.


  8. Ann Sullivan says:

    This is the guy who is going to run. He already said he was leaving Congress after this term. And Cuomo haters — he will be formidable. I am very afraid fracking will back if Gibson wins.


  9. whungerford says:

    What advantage might Gibson have that Rob Astorino lacked?


  10. Ann. Sullivan says:

    Very smart — a real PhD from Cornell in government and
    author of scholarly books. A military career
    that includes s bronze star. Not an extremist
    who denies climate change. A real
    Upstater and sympathetic to women’s
    issues like choice. Not a tea party extremist.
    Dangerous for democrats.


  11. pystew says:

    We all know that a lot of Upstaters didn’t vote for Cuomo last November. They either voted for Astorino, Teachout, or Howie Hawkins. If he runs again in 2018 he will probably have supports from the anti-frackers. By 2018 he will probably will have paid the school the funds the state owe them, getting more support the school community. Of course whoever runs against him will have a chance to win, but Cuomo would be difficult to defeat.


  12. josephurban says:

    As the GOP flops farther to the right any candidate that starts to make sense will not be nominated.


  13. Ann Sullivan says:

    I hope so…..


  14. pystew says:

    Rep. Reed also “urged” Governor Cuomo to request FEMA help after the May flood in Yates County. You need to realize that the event happened on Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning and by Friday Cuomo had flown over the area and sent the Lt. Governor to offer State help. By a week after the event home owners had forms to request State Aid. That was all before Reed’s urging.


  15. whungerford says:

    In November of 2013, Tom Reed sent his “Honest Proposal” to President Obama, accompanied by a letter offering to negotiate. Given that Speaker Boehner had spurned the President’s efforts at compromise, Reed’s letter seems presumptuous. President Obama’s reply, if any, is unrecorded. However Reed’s “Honest Proposal” was more partisan than honest.


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