Today’s Dicker story depicted something approaching an inevitable Andrew Cuomo landslide, and so — taking nothing away from my general Dicker fandom — I thought I’d report out the other half of the piece. So I called up the Green campaign, where they said Mark hadn’t actually spoken to Fred for the story, though there had been some weekend phone tag.
And so here’s the other anonymously-sourced response:
A Green insider heatedly disputed the notion that he’ll be “shut-out” at the convention. Their count gives Cuomo 35% and Green 18%, with a couple others in the low single-digits. They expect Cuomo to be the designee of the party (noting that John Dyson once held that same, mostly worthless, title) but think they have a good shot at picking up enough of the third of State Committee members who are still undecided and making it on the ballot without petitioning.
The Green-ite added that the Post Albany scribe is “Ten for ten with Andrew and Mario,” a subject on which I’m not about to make myself arbiter. Though Dicker does still have hanging in his office a fake wood from the Post reading, “Dicker Quits — Cuomo Declares Holiday.”