Steve M. explains how Carl “Mr. Furious” Paladino, Republican nominee for governor of New York, is a creep. See also Joe Coscarelli at The Village Voice.
And this ad is all over New York City television —
Yes, it’s a fairly standard representation of the “negative ad” genre, but I think it’s pretty effective, and this and a very similar one are being shown a lot.
Polling in this race is a tad inconsistent. There are polls showing a tied race. There are polls showing Cuomo with a 2-to-1 lead. So much for the polls. Although there are places upstate that would elect a right-wing ham sandwich if it promised to cut taxes, I think as the voters of New York get a closer look at Paladino, they will drift over to Cuomo in this last few weeks. See also Nate Silver.
This is New York, not South Carolina. Or Nevada, for that matter. Sharron Angle has done everything but wrap tin foil around her head and try to fly off a roof, and she’s still a contender. Amazing.