November 2, 2002
ONE CHOICE TOO MANY:
KEY DEMS LEAN ON GOLISANO TO DROP OUT
(FREDRIC U. DICKER, KENNETH LOVETT and ROBERT HARDT Jr., November 2, 2002, Daily News)
Seeking to enlist the help of former President Bill Clinton, Democratic powerbrokers last night were pressuring Tom Golisano to throw in the towel and join forces with Carl McCall against Gov. Pataki, The Post has learned.
This is the same Democrat Party that argued that it was vital for NJ voters to have a full range of choices when the Torch bowed out, right?
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2002 6:24 AM
The Clintons want to be kingmakers to help make the case within the party for Hilary's nomination to run for POTUS. They don't care how it gets done.
Maybe Mr. Golisano shouldn't fly for the next couple days...
Hard to see how Golisano dropping out will help the Democrats do anything but avoid dropping to No. 3 on the N.Y. Stat ballot list, if he's really drawing voters upstate away from Pataki due to his conservative positions on issues. Those people aren't going to suddenly vote Democratic; the only ones who might are the "anyone but Pataki" people like Golisano himself, and there aren't enough of them to put McCall over the top.
The Clintons want to save some face in the black community, that's all this is.