The Democrats overlooked an important fact when they made Andrew Cuomo the face of their coronavirus response.
It’s about to cause a nasty scandal.
Andrew Cuomo has a dirty coronavirus secret that will bring him down.
There is one state governor whose foresight helped stop his state from having a major coronavirus outbreak.
No, it wasn’t Andrew Cuomo, it was the Republican governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine.
He canceled the Arnold Sports Festival on March 5th that would have drawn 80,000 people together.
At the time there wasn’t a single case of coronavirus.
He was also the first state governor in America to issue a statewide school shutdown.
Ohio has so far avoided the surges that have been seen in New York, and California.
In contrast to Mike DeWine there really isn’t any action that Andrew Cuomo has taken to set himself apart from any other state.
There are no steps that Andrew Cuomo is taking that other states should be copying.
The fact of the matter is that Democrats like Andrew Cuomo because he’s providing them good TV not because he’s an outstanding governor.
As the Washington Examiner put it:
New York has been the hardest-hit state, and it houses America’s largest city, so it naturally lends itself to receiving more attention than other places. But Cuomo has taken no action that differentiates New York from any other city or state coping with the same problem.
But can this guy host a soothing press conference, or what?
That’s apparently the one thing earning him such devotion from liberal journalists. The New York Times last week said Cuomo’s televised briefing performances are “articulate, consistent and often tinged with empathy.” They are, the paper said, “must-see television.” The Times also likened the briefings to a “tender embrace.” U.S. News and World Report was equally impressed with Cuomo’s “take-charge attitude” at the briefings, describing him as “a comforting leader” who has become “America’s governor.”
USA Today reporter Jon Campbell said Cuomo’s briefings are “getting rave reviews.” (But from whom?)
Cuomo has done nothing outside of what everyone knew was necessary to limit the spread of the virus and boost medical resources for treatment of the infected. He ordered people to stay indoors and away from others (“social distancing”), closed schools and all businesses other than those deemed “essential,” and he requested additional help from the federal government.
Almost every state has taken the same measures as Andrew Cuomo.
It’s not rocket science for him to have taken those steps.
Most of the sensible steps that Andrew Cuomo has taken have just been following Trump’s advice.
He got hydroxychloroquine to run trials of the drug in New York, while Democrats blasted Trump for promoting the drug that small scale studies have shown as being useful in treating the Chinese coronavirus.
Democrats need to wake up and see that Andrew Cuomo has nothing to add to the national discourse on coronavirus, he’s just another mouthpiece for bashing Trump.