I’m not much of a politics person. Normally I can’t focus, but oddly enough (maybe it has to do with being required to watch 2 hours of news a day for class) I ended up watching most of the debate on News 12.
The debate was really a showdown between Cuomo and Paladino with five other people put in between them. I’ve decided to remember each of them by the little things.
- Charles Barron (Freedom Party) - He just bothered me. I don’t know why. Maybe it was his non-suit outfit or maybe it was his rant about the underground railroad not being part of the education. Sir, elementary school through high school I learned plenty about the underground railroad and black history month. Worry about something else.
- Andrew Cuomo (Democratic Party) - For a long time, I couldn’t think of who he sounded like. It took me about twenty minutes to realize he sounds like Christopher Walken. He had the loudest voice. I could hear it echo of the screen, but he did he have a lot to compete with. The other independent parties were going after him.
- Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party)- She looked like a hooker then my dad told me she ran an escort service. So it made sense. Her hair extension or if it was her own hair, either way was too long and her make up was very spray on and orange. I will say she was very organized with her notepad. She was nervous, but held her ground. She even got the crowd to laugh when she compared the MTA to her escort service and jabbed at Paladino and gay bars.
- Howie Hawkins (Green Party) - Who knew people sounded like that in Syracuse? He was good and wasn’t bad. He was kinda in the middle. Not memorable, but not forgotten.
- Jimmy McMillan (Rent is too Damn High Party) - He wants low taxes and he’s got a crazy mustache like from the civil war area. Also why was he wearing gloves? Was he trying to be Michael Jackson, but with black gloves?
- Carl Paladino (Republican Party) - He had horrible posture. He slightly reminds me of Uncle Vernon from Harry Potter and someone else. I don’t know why, but he wasn’t my favorite. Also being one of the front-runners, he seemed to fumble over his words a lot.
- Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party) - He started to grow on me. He seemed honest and humble. I think, but who knows? He’s a politician, they know how to play the game. He did say repeatedly though, “I’m a husband, I’m a father, I’m a small business owner with a payroll every two weeks.”
I didn’t give you a play by play, but this is what intrigued/ bothered me. How did my polisci majors fare? Did they like seven person debate or would they have preferred Cuomo v. Paladino?