Never say never, is what I say on the Nixon/Cuomo race. I see today that Cynthia’s about to pull up much more because of the NY progressive women’s movement, including long-time NYers… She had an important appearance with other women on sexual harassment - and she was just endorsed by a former head of NOW - i.e. the NOW that existed before Hillary Clinton poisoned (what is now ‘their’) organization with the insurance and pharma lobby - and when every major women’s rights organization advocated single payer health care - and as a feminist issue. So I think she can still fight her way up there.
I’m not as optimistic, however, about a Democrat taking the “prize” if she moves forward with the primary. New York has tons of Republican leanings - including Democrats who are really Republicans- not the kind that gives you a Donald Trump, but other varieties. So I think it would still be a very tough fight to the finish line.