Former governor Eliot Spitzer said pretty much the same thing:
In a fascinating interview on CNN, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) makes clear he's not a big fan of Andrew Cuomo (D).
Said Spitzer: "The problem that Andrew has is that everybody knows that behind the scenes, he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there and that is his reputation from years in Washington."
"When his father was governor, he was the tough guy. He has brass knuckles and he played hard ball. He has a lot of enemies out there. Nobody's been willing to stand up to him. When it appeared he was going to win, it was inevitable. If it appears not to be inevitable, things may change."
"He has a lot of folks, he's really been on the wrong side of who may stand up and say, wait a minute, he may not want to pretend he plays that game. He does, and he's worse at it."
Spitzer got it because he made the wrong KIND of enemies - the ones with lots of money and the title "CEO" after their names.
Little Andy is in the pockets of the Wall Streeters and the hedge fund criminals like Whitney Tilson, so it's less likely somebody will put a political hit out on him the way the Wall Streeters did on Spitzer.
Nonetheless, many people who know him HATE Cuomo's guts.
It won't take much for someone to "Spitzer" him.
Even if he's elected (and that is not quite the done deal people thought it was going to be), I bet he will be roundly hated and vilified by the end of four years.