The strange truth of Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor
Former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon’s decision to challenge Gov. Cuomo wouldn’t be believable as a TV plot line, according to one leading feminist.
In the cover story of this week’s New York magazine, the head of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women said a co-worker described Nixon’s Democratic primary bid as “the way ‘Sex and the City’ should have ended. With Miranda leaving corporate America and running for governor.
“And someone else said, ‘You know, mayor would have been more realistic,’” NOW NYC President Sonia Ossorio said.
Ossorio, whose group endorsed Cuomo before Nixon entered the race, said she’s “disappointed with the attack style” of Nixon’s maiden campaign.
“I would have liked to be talking more about the issues and how she could improve the quality of life for New Yorkers,” Ossorio said.
“What I’ve seen so far is soft on substance and heavy on, ‘everything is Andrew Cuomo’s fault. The flowers are late to bloom; it must be due to Andrew Cuomo’s incompetence.’”
The magazine’s cover notes that Nixon’s run “May Seem Like a Parody of a ‘New York’ Cover Story,” before adding, “Yet she is a serious candidate — and could win.”
Also in the article, Mayor de Blasio’s 2013 campaign manager, Bill Hyers, said the actress was far better at speechifying than Hizzoner.
“With de Blasio, we had to practice his stump speech for days . . . but Cynthia’s a natural,” Hyers said.