I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to stop politicizing tragedies like the massacre in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas tragedy was a horrible event that has shaken the lives of so many of our fellow Americans and events like this should never be used to push a political agenda. We need to come together as a country and show our support for the victims affected by this heinous crime.–Tom Reed (campaign facebook page)
Tom Reed runs against Gov. Cuomo, whom Tom hopes will remain unpopular in predominately Republican NY-23. How should Tom’s challengers respond?
- Ignore this, leaving Tom to make what he can of it.
- Point out that NYS government is outside the scope of our representative’s responsibilities.
- Take the opposite side, defending Gov. Cuomo and NYS government.
- Join Tom in disparaging Gov. Cuomo.
Which is best? Experience suggests candidates running as Democrats will be linked to whichever politicians and policies are judged to be unpopular. Tom’s well funded advertising will be relentless. Those running as independents (candidates Hertzler and Clasby are both from Tompkins County) will be labeled cypto-Democrats whatever they say. Defending Gov. Cuomo by talking about public safety, health care, and environmental protection may be the best course to take. By this time next year, Gov. Cuomo, as well as Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders, just might look good compared to other politicians including Tom Reed.