You know that Little Andy will claim New Yorkers have given him a mandate to push through his radical platform to end state school aid grants, bust the teachers unions, lift the charter cap completely, and pay off his cronies in the hedge fund industry by privatizing schools after tonight's results.
But with Crazy Carl as his opponent, how could he NOT win by 30 points?
Seriously - his opponent is a certifiably insane person.
Just google "Carl Paladino" and "insane" and see what comes up.
Even hardcore Republicans who STILL think George W. Bush did a fantastic job as president aren't voting for Crazy Carl.
Well, at least some of them aren't.
So tonight I fully expect Cuomo to win by 30+ and give some speech about the sweeping changes he intends to make as soon as he takes office.
But "sweeping change" and Albany go together like oil and water and a 30+ victory over Crazy Carl Paladino does NOT a mandate make.
Cuomo is given to dramatic ego trips, but he would best not read too much into tonight's results.
He has a lot of enemies in Albany and it won't take much to see him Spitzered.