ALBANY -- Political candidates with big, comfortable leads in the polls typically morph into that vision-thing near the end of a campaign.
Not so, at least yet anyway, with Andrew Cuomo -- whose campaign team this week has led a relentless barrage of attacks against Carl Paladino on everything from questions about Paladino's military service -- even though Cuomo never served in the military -- to raising eyebrows about his "behavior.'' They've run ads with mug-shot type photographs of Paladino's campaign aides. And they've mocked Paladino's call for a special prosecutor to be appointed full time to go after Albany corruption; Cuomo on Tuesday suggested he might be open to the same kind of anti-corruption efforts to deal with the Legislature.
Today, Cuomo is out with a new ad targeting Paladino's anti-abortion positions. It ends with the tagline: "Don't let Carl Paladino's New York become your New York.''
-- Tom Precious