By Gerard C. Savage
Andrew Cuomo should run for President of the United States. Why you may ask? The answer is very obvious. He is simply the most intelligent of all the democratic candidates. He is the most powerful and concise speaker of all the candidates and has the personality to make Americans feel secure and safe.
But before I go on with this endorsement, let me get a few serious matters out of the way. Let us talk about his resignation which was rooted in allegations of sexual harassment promulgated by New York’s Attorney General Letitia James. First of all, and needless to say, New York politics is very dirty.
This is its reputation.
Putting conspiracy stories aside, the fact is no criminal charges were ever filed against Andrew Cuomo. Some of the allegations and source of allegations were very questionable. On the civil side, that is, with respect to claims of sexual harassment, Cuomo should take the position that Courts should resolve allegations because public discussion has been nothing short of a circus of hypocrisy led by people with very dirty hands throwing mud.
Everybody has a right to a dispassionate Judge and a trial based on facts.
Joe Biden and Bill Clinton make Cuomo look like a Church Deacon. In any event, Cuomo knows what to do to manage dirt and fair criticism. I believe he will be in good form to do what he has to do in a sea of piranhas.
Now let’s look at the democratic candidates. Joe Biden will not get the nomination. His cognitive abilities are impaired. It does not matter what he says. The country is literally falling apart. And by the time the Republicans parade documents, witnesses and other evidence regarding the Biden Family and “pay to play” allegations, the “Big Guy” will be lucky if he gets his pension … not that he needs it. So, Joe Biden is out.
Kamala Harris? Kamala Harris will speak for herself and that will result in voters, once again, rejecting her.
Pete Buttogieg, for all his exposure to national publicity, is amazingly unremarkable, although he shines barely enough to make the Vice President list. He is from Indiana with 11 electoral college votes.
America is sick of the other candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and the others.
The only person who could give Cuomo a run for his money is Michelle Obama. But President Obama told Rolling Stone that the popular First Lady would never run for political office, but that was a question regarding the 2020 elections. Still, Illinois has 20 electoral college votes.
Imagine the presidential debates. No matter who is on stage Cuomo will undoubtedly emerge as the confident executive leader, the best orator, and the person with the best ideas.
It has been said that Cuomo is fiscally conservative but liberal on social issues. The national debt is now over $22.72 trillion dollars. Many, if not most, economists state that inflation is directly caused by overspending, especially when government just keeps printing money to pay for programs, both good and bad. Cuomo has a great record of getting a budget under control.
If you are for gun control, Cuomo has passed extraordinary legislation in New York, resulting in his designation as an enemy of the gun and rifle lobby. He passed the Marriage Equality Act and codified Roe v. Wade in New York State.
Cuomo’s greatest support has been from the African-American community. He implemented an Executive Order establishing a Special Prosecutor to respond to rogue police officers and he has made college education accessible to the working poor and the dwindling middle class.
Cuomo made these and other historic achievements in spite of the fact that the Republicans controlled the New York Senate during most of his tenure.
The point is, Cuomo is the only candidate that was the executive in charge. And he was in charge of a state budget that was greater than many other countries in the world.
In sum and substance, the evidence is very clear. No other democratic candidate is ready for the job like Cuomo.
He has travelled the world and is exceptionally intelligent about foreign affairs. He is a natural commander in chief of the military and does not talk out of his ass like other candidates.
Today, the United States is sending billions of dollars every year to fuel the war between the Russians and the Ukrainians. This war must end. Millions of Ukrainians have lost their homes. Over half a million people have reportedly been killed in one year. Cities all over Ukraine have been burnt to the ground. It is a sinful and evil situation. The only people who profit are the arms dealers. The war must end. Cuomo is the right man to negotiate an end to the war.
America has no borders. Democratic mayors are demanding billions of dollars to provide housing, medical services, education and employment for millions of illegal aliens that Biden and Harris completely mishandled. The property tax payers will foot the bill. Cuomo can fix this problem and bring order to chaos.
Cuomo is conservative on violent crimes and liberal on non-violent crimes and adolescents. In New York, he supported drug courts and ensured that most teenagers charged with crimes preferably were sent to Family Court where they could get supervision tailored to their immaturity and inexperience.
Cuomo has a reputation for getting things done in New York. Sure, he is not perfect. But he is light years ahead of any other candidate. He has upgraded JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Penn Train Station and the Javits Convention Center. He has built new bridges in Queens County and Westchester County. He has supported advancements in technology and worked to expand cell towers to the outer rural parts of New York State
I learned in High School that in the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. Voters will embrace this basic American constitutional right before they listen to the mob that screams and yells and passes judgment without knowing all the facts. I think Cuomo should be extended this presumption, until proven guilty.
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