Allow me to add to "Timing is a problem for Astorino" (April 17) by the always insightful Anthony Stasi.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano for lieutenant governor and Carl Paladino for comptroller, might give the GOP a fighting chance in 2014.
Astorino and Mangano win in counties with voter registrations favoring Democrats. Paladino brings money and western New York to the ticket. All three could appeal to the 2,271,671 statewide voters who declared no party affiliation.
They would have to overcome Cuomo's advantages of statewide registered Democratic voters outnumbering Republicans, 5,441,541 to 2,649,058, and don't forget Cuomo's $36 million campaign kitty primarily raised from pay-for-play campaign contributors.
It would be a electoral battle of David (Astorino) versus Goliath (Cuomo).