Black Voters Warm to Cuomo, Black Political Leaders Mostly Don’t

Everything is looking up for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as he enters early-campaign mode by hiring a new fund-raiser, sending out campaign emails and continuing to capitalize on his position to create headline after laudatory headline.
This morning brings news of yet another positive indicator: a Siena college poll showing him with a garish 67-17 point lead over David Paterson in a hypothetical primary for governor next year.
But as he sails along on his undeclared but unmistakable quest to become governor, there’s at least one uncomfortable issue he’ll have to reckon with, at least as long as David Paterson is around: race.