There’s no question that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alternative daily coronavirus briefings were meant to solidify him as a future Democratic aspirant to the presidency. There’s also no doubt that the ploy worked, judging from conversations I have had with liberal family members who were impressed.
Now I’m beginning to think that Cuomo would fit in perfectly with the Left’s conception of a presidential candidate. I don’t mean to imply that the man responsible for 5,000 nursing home deaths and turning loose hardened criminals who can’t make bail would be even a passable president.
I’m saying that the Left seems to gravitate toward candidates who run frankly bizarre campaigns. Recall 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, whose idea of an effective zinger was a two-minute video of a burning ginger bread man dancing on Donald Trump’s shoulder. Or Joe Biden, who hired the same advertising outfit after Bloomie folded, to create a video of the septuagenarian playing “Go Fish” with comedian Keegan-Michael Key, doing crosswords, and eating tapioca pudding.
And now we have Cuomo’s entry. Behold the COVID-19 mountain!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo went over the ledge Monday — unveiling a bizarre, school project-like, massive Styrofoam mountain during a coronavirus briefing that Twitter users quickly mocked as something out of a sci-fi flick.
“We don’t need to climb another mountain. One mountain was enough. We don’t want to climb a mountain range. … We don’t want to do it again,” said the governor, standing next to the massive, greenish, three-dimensional structure that was designed to represent the contagion’s rise and fall in the state.
Needless to say, Twitter users feasted on fillet of Cuomo for lunch, with several comparing the governor to the crazed character in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” who built a replica of Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower in his living room.