Like father, like son — not
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no Mario Cuomo, writes Richard Kirsch, a longtime liberal voice in New York who headed Citizen Action and an effort to promote health care reform. Now with the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Kirsch says Cuomo, in his quest to be president someday, is casting himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal, at the expense of the poor that his father so eloquently stood up for.
“His father’s moving address (at the 1984 Democratic convention) was based on unifying people, saying, ‘Remember that, unlike any other Party, we embrace men and women of every color, every creed, every orientation, every economic class.’ His son seems to have put his finger in his ears after “orientation.” But then, the wealthy Democratic donors who are spending millions of dollars to push Cuomo’s budget plan don’t hear that well either.”