Paterson's Reelection

Monday, February 22, 2010

Governor Paterson officially announced his bid for reelection. Danny Hakim, New York Times Albany bureau chief, discusses Governor Paterson’s decision and the recent series of NYT articles Hakim has written about the governor.

Comments [12]

Voter from Brooklyn

hjs, We have over 4370 reasons to remember.

Feb. 22 2010 10:54 AM
hjs from 11211

does anyone remember how the NY times spread fake news stories before the iraq war just to "sell a war"

Feb. 22 2010 10:29 AM
ceolaf from brooklyn

This is a SHOCKING story.

The old in-crowd who is getting less access to the governor than they expect to get are criticizing him for it? That is SHOCKING!!

And the establishment press is portraying these self-interested access complaints as big criticisms, rather than examining actual results.

Isn't that was the DC press core did to President Clinton?

Feb. 22 2010 10:27 AM
Matt from Park Ave

Brian - thank you for giving this guy somewhat of a hard time. For somebody who's the head of a news bureau, he's being incredibly diffident. "I don't know" and "I really don't know" aren't really answers.

Feb. 22 2010 10:26 AM
Voter from Brooklyn

The NYT's no better than any other yellow washed trash rag in this city when it comes to political reporting so why should the paper's allowing the rumors of sex and drugs to flourish surprise you? The Times got the publicity it wanted. It's all the news that's fit to gossip.

Feb. 22 2010 10:24 AM
Charmaine from Manhattan

I love the times, but in this case...I think they did a hatchet job on the governor.

Feb. 22 2010 10:23 AM
Carrie from Crown Heights

Tickets for the Yankees? Really? And did the NY Times pick up the story about Bloomberg bargaining with YES to take their channel as the stadium was being planned?

Feb. 22 2010 10:20 AM
Timothy from Williamsburgh

It just sounds like Paterson isn't working the way this guy wants him to work. He sounds incredibly biased against him, and isn't really making much of a case at all.

Feb. 22 2010 10:18 AM
Hugh Sansom from Brooklyn NY

Yeah! Paterson has done more in two years than other governors have done in two terms . . . to destroy the state of New York. (The exception being Pataki.)

And that's saying something given that New York has one of the five worst state governments in the country.

Feb. 22 2010 10:05 AM
Bob from Manhattan

I think we're living an an era where most of our talented leaders refrain from entering the political arena. What we're left with are ambitious people with second-rate minds and ethics, and little vision -- a deadly combination for any nation.

Sometimes great crises can overcome this. After all, it took an American revolution to bring together the 13 colonies' greatest minds and leaders. It may take something similar -- though not an armed revolution, I hope -- to bring out our best again.

Feb. 22 2010 09:53 AM
ebun from fort greene

I think if we take a good look at the record, Paterson has done an okay job, well enough to deserve a chance at a second term. People do not like him, and I believe a big part of leadership is the consent of the governed. Its unfortunate that he has not clicked with new yorkers, and given his dim chances of re-election, I will have to throw my support elsewhere, not because I dont like him (I admire him) but because he never worked hard to earn peoples trust.
He talked about his disabilities and how hearing no has always driven him to overcome challenges, I am afriad that this time, no really means no!

Feb. 22 2010 08:59 AM
George from Bay Ridge

Is Paterson on an inevitable defeat or could he recover like Harry Truman in 1948?

Why is support coalescing around Andrew Cuomo so early? Why Cuomo at all? What do people see in him? Governor Cuomo won't be different from Governor Paterson so why bother?

Feb. 22 2010 04:23 AM

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