Robert Novak echoes Josh's point that NYC Mayor Bloomberg comes out looking like a winner in the wake of Spitzer's downfall: Lt. Gov. David Paterson, ...
Lt. Gov. David Paterson, Spitzer's successor as governor, is considered a weak prospect for the 2010 election and might not even be the Democratic nominee. Bloomberg, finishing two successful terms as mayor in 2009, might find life as a private citizen boring enough to try for governor. Bloomberg, who changed his affiliation from Republican to independent, could obtain the Independence Party nomination for governor, and then be endorsed by the GOP.A footnote: Democratic state legislators watching television Monday cheered when they heard the disliked Spitzer admit his guilt. But that joy faded as the Democrats contemplated that Spitzer's fall could trigger a Republican comeback in 2010. Democrats contemplate a takeover of all branches of the state government to control decennial redistricting. The Post looks at the potential 2010 field, basically listing well-known New York politicians. Andrew Cuomo could take another shot, while Chuck Schumer apparently rules it out.
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