Election 2010: Carl Paladino, the regular, common guy
If anything the mid-term election put the City of Buffalo on the media map and those working on the campaigns under the radar. A New York Times reporter interviewed Andrea Harter, 56, a volunteer for Carl Paladino, Republican nominee governor of New York this week.
She shared her frustrations with social redistribution, unemployment and career politicians. She worked as a manager at an AIDS program bothered by the federal largess like subsidized cellphones through the government Lifeline program, Viagra paid through Medicaid , and recipients who got undergarments reselling them on the streets.
She told the Times reporter, ” Mr. Paladino was a “regular, common” person — his own man. “I think that’s why we relate to him…” Our voice will be heard.” “Us first for a change. Instead of us last.”