In Preparation for Possible Race Against Andrew, Rudy Echoes Mario

Rudy Giuliani’s Op-Ed in today’s Times is being read as a clear indication that he still has a run for governor on his mind. So it’s interesting that the substance of his argument, that New York needs a constitutional convention to fix Albany, is also the favorite topic of Mario Cuomo, who Giuliani crossed party lines to endorse in 1994 and who is the father of the man Giuliani might very well face in an eventual 2010 election. When we spoke last month for a story about the chaos in Albany—which frankly looks quaint by today’s standards—former governor Mario Cuomo told me that when it came to state government, “I don’t think it’s as easy as electing a new governor, electing a new Assembly leader, electing a new Senate leader.

In Preparation for Possible Race Against Andrew, Rudy Echoes Mario