Wait. I thought celebrities shouldn’t run for office?
Actress Cynthia Nixon, better known as Miranda from Sex and the City, has announced her candidacy for New York governor via Twitter.
She has never run for elected office (sound like someone we all know?) and will take on two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
She says in the video:
“Our leaders are letting us down,” she says in a video posted on Twitter, talking about the inequities in New York spliced between images of her walking on the streets of New York City and taking the subways.
“Something has to change,” she says in the ad. “We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”
She mentions how she has never lived anywhere else but New York City and reminds the viewers that she grew up in a one-bedroom apartment with a single mom. She’s also proud that she graduated from public school and that her children attend public schools.
The New York Times wrote that it’s expected Nixon will “challenge Mr. Cuomo from the political left.” Who knows if she stands a chance since he sits on a “$30 million war chest.” She is an ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has notorious “clashes with Cuomo on various issues.”
Lately, she has been pushing the Democrat party on a national level “to carve out a strong liberal identity instead of being merely the ‘anti-Trump party.'”
Nixon has been vocal about her politics, mainly towards public education, LGBT equality, and abortion. She married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012 after dating for eight years and has one child with her. Before that she had a long-term relationship with a schoolteacher and has two kids with him. Nixon also became a breast cancer activist after her diagnosis in 2006.
Here is the full video on YouTube:
I have to say it’s pretty decent. There’s no direct trashing of Trump, Republicans, or even Cuomo. She makes herself relatable and tells the viewers what she wants to change.
I think the biggest thing is that she sends her kids to public schools. We know a lot of celebrities and those in power talk up public schools and how they’re so great, but don’t send their kids to them. She also stresses her roots to New York.
I’ll be interested to see what kind of support she receives. After all, I thought celebrities shouldn’t run for office! Oh wait, I know what they’ll say..not as president on your first shot!
By the way, Nixon won an Emmy in 2004 and who presented the award to her?DONATE
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