There was no reckoning for the monster in Albany, not for the nursing home deaths or the blatant discrimination against religious Jews.
Instead, local Dems ousted him with some weak #MeToo allegations because they wanted to avoid political collateral damage. It should surprise no one, least of all them, that Dracula wants to make a comeback.
The track record for disgraced New York Dem comebacks hasn’t been that great, just ask Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner. But, on the other hand, both did manage to get a shot. If Weiner hadn’t re-disgraced himself, and if Spitzer managed to be a little bit likable, they might have made it.
Cuomo knows the history and he’s going to test the waters.
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides are intensifying an effort to revive his public standing, including discussing how to make his first public appearance since resigning in August, according to people close to him.
Mr. Cuomo and his remaining aides have been calling former allies and political operatives to complain about New York Attorney General Letitia James, who oversaw an investigation that concluded Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including current and former state employees. The former Democratic governor has denied touching anybody inappropriately and said the investigation was politically motivated.
It obviously was. James wanted Cuomo’s job, but then ducked at the last minute. Her incentive for going after Cuomo is now minimal and mostly a matter of self-defense.
The WSJ piece includes a trial balloon about Cuomo running for AG, but I wouldn’t buy it. The smart play is to monetize public dissatisfaction with the current roster of elected officials. If Republicans can’t muster up a candidate, Cuomo can play the anti-establishment candidate.
Could he pull it off? Could New York voters be that stupid?
Cuomo’s party seems open to the possibility. And he’s got the cash.
Mr. Cuomo has spent more than $1 million from his campaign account since leaving office and has $16 million on hand, according to the state Board of Elections. Nearly $900,000 went to his lawyer, Ms. Glavin, with additional outlays to Mr. Azzopardi’s firm and for letters sent to voters, according to board records.
New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said he last spoke with Mr. Cuomo around Thanksgiving.
“He’s most interested in clearing his name,” Mr. Jacobs said. “My advice would be, he needs time to pass before any moves to re-enter public life. But is that possible in the future? In America, anything’s possible.”
Sure, Dracula. Why not. I’m sure the dead nursing home patients will vote for him.