Prominent Albany lawyer Warren Redlich is considering a run for NY governor next year. Warren, who was my co-counsel for Ron Paul in 2008, would run as both a Republican and Libertarian. That would give him a critical second line should he win the Rep. primary. That would make him competitive with the establishment whores who purchase their minor lines strictly for cash. Warren gets his on principle.
Now, Warren, like Ron Paul, will be the underdog for the GOP nomination. But I will say the same thing I said then about Ron, which, though he did not prevail, turned out to be true. Warren would be a real contender for the nomination.
Why? Because people will be looking for a real change next year. And same old, same old, Rick Lazio, isn’t it. Nor is Rockefeller Republican Chris Collins. If Warren can get the tea party and Ron Paul people to rally behind him, he can win.
(BTW, most people thought Ron’s campaign would be a joke. I did not and was one of the first to say so. Remember, he finished 3 little points behind the eventual nominee in Iowa. Ron then got smeared by the neocons just before NH and also had a less than sublime campaign operation. Just defending my predictions here.)