Gov. David Paterson’s campaign campaign spokeswoman Tracy Sefl manager Richard Fife disagrees with RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum’s assessment of Scott Brown’s upset victory in Massachusetts as a “wake-up call” for the weak governor to make way for AG Andrew Cuomo or imperil down-ballot candidates in the fall elections.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
In Fife’s eyes, the little-known Republican state lawmaker’s come-from-behind win and toppling of the early Democratic frontrunner should be seen as a cautionary tale for anyone (ahem) who might be engaging the public in a in less-than-forthright manner about his political plans.
“Yesterday’s outcome in Massachusetts reminds us how fast frontrunners can falter and that there is nothing inevitable in politics,” Fife said in response to Appelbaum’s letter this afternoon.
“Voters want leaders to be straightforward with them, open about their intentions and plans, and to be assured that they are working in their best interest. That’s exactly what Governor Paterson is doing and why his poll numbers continue to improve.”