Demand Cuomo debate

It is time for New Yorkers to write to local papers, labor unions, etc., to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Zephyr Teachout on TV.

The voters of New York state have a right to hear the political positions and plans for the future of New York being espoused by each candidate.

Teachout has asked for a debate on a number of occasions. The governor has thus far refused to debate her.

I am a bit taken aback by his behavior. What is he afraid of? I am sure a career politician can defeat a newcomer in a primary debate, right? What is he hiding? Why is he running?

It is time for the incumbent governor to step up to the microphones and tell us what he is all about.

JOHN METALLO

Slingerlands