Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted today he hates running for re-election, comparing the process of subjecting himself to voters to teachers who resent strict evaluations.
But Mr. Cuomo said both are necessary–and continued to knock the teachers’ unions for resisting his education reforms.
“I do not want to be evaluated. I will tell you a secret: I don’t like it, I don’t like that I have to run for re-election,” Mr. Cuomo told Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom radio program. “If I have never done it before in my life, this is traumatic to me. I have a school teacher who basically said to me, ‘Look I’ve been teaching for 15 years and now I’m gonna be evaluated.’ It is very upsetting and frightening, I understand that.”
“Now all of a sudden there’s gonna be an evaluation of them. I get it. But change is traumatic, change is also how you progress,” he added.
Cuomo's so full of shit with this comparison that I can't tell you how angry it makes me to type this commentary.
Cuomo did everything he could to rig his re-election.
He accumulated a $43 million+ campaign war chest and outspent his opponent 7 to 1.
He didn't want to have to face a third party candidate from the left because polls showed he could lose significant support to that kind of candidate in a general election, so he did what he had to do to "win" Working Families Party support, then promptly broke the promises he made in order to win that support.
He campaigned as little as possible, met as few people in public as possible and ran as many ads as possible so that he could hammer his opponent without having to leave the house much.
He hid from debates, refused to debate on TV and eventually agreed to one radio debate.
Cuomo's comparing concerns teachers have over an undeveloped evaluation system that will be created by the same people who rolled out the Common Core on toilet paper and gave a sociopath liar a charter school without checking his credentials to his running for re-election is, quite frankly, bullshit.
This is a guy who did everything he could to rig his re-election.