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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:55 PM

Andrew Cuomo should follow the path of Winston Churchill, not Rudy Giuliani: CNN



Opinion by John Philp, Tuesday March 24 6pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is winning praise for his forceful, no-nonsense response to his state's coronavirus disaster, inviting comparisons to Rudy Giuliani's leadership after September 11. But Giuliani was fighting a battle -- and quickly squandered his capital. We are in a war and need a dogged leader with long-term vision.

We need Cuomo to be Winston Churchill.

Up against a bewildering, metastasizing enemy, Cuomo has so far shown decisive, forceful leadership. During a Friday press conference, he announced he was putting his state "on pause" with an executive order that directed almost all workers -- except those deemed essential -- to stay home. "This is the most drastic action we can take," Cuomo said. It was typical of his recent appearances -- factual and frightening, but delivered with a reassuring dash of paternalism.

He continued in that same vein on Tuesday, tweeting, "We are not willing to sacrifice 1-2% of New Yorkers. That's not who we are. We will fight to save every life we can."

Cuomo has won praise from across the political spectrum. "This may prove to be the finest moment of Andrew Cuomo's public life," boasted New York Times editorial columnist Mara Gay. "He's providing the leadership necessary in what is a very trying time," Marc Molinaro, a Republican who ran against Cuomo for governor in 2018, told The Wall Street Journal. President Donald Trump even allowed Cuomo to share in some reflected glory. "We're both doing a really great job," Trump said

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Note for clarification purposes: This is the opinion of the writer, not mine.

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