Letters to the Editor — September 17, 2022

The problem: Governor Hochul’s refusal to commit to dates to debate with her opponent, Representative Lee Zeldin.

New Yorkers deserve to hear the debates between Rep. Lee Zeldin and Governor Hochul (“Chickening out,” September 16).

What is the governor afraid of? Maybe it’s because she offers no plan to curb the violence that’s destroying our great state or to deal with the homeless crowding the streets.

Maybe it’s because of his support for congestion pricing, which will drive up prices across Manhattan for all the delivery trucks bringing our already expensive groceries.

When you’re ahead in the polls, I guess you don’t want to risk giving the impression that you’re not suitable or qualified for the job.

Stop being a chicken, Hochul. The citizens of New York deserve to hear from you.

Jerry Esposito

Hochul won’t debate Zeldin for one simple reason: she doesn’t have to.

No matter the results of any debate, all the fools in New York will vote for her anyway. She knows it.

Dumb New Yorkers will vote the party line as always and cry about it later, blaming everyone but the real culprits – themselves.

The proof is in the tremendous work that Mayor Adams is doing. It’s no different with her. New York will never be what it was until people vote by policy, not by party.

destruction of the storm
Bayonne, New Jersey

That the unelected Hochul showed only reluctance to debate Zeldin is indicative of a candidate who is insecure and unable to justify her policy positions on so many critical issues.

As residents of New York, we deserve to be well informed about the political initiatives of all gubernatorial candidates. His reluctance to engage in debate is downright negligent and a colossal disservice to all New Yorkers.

She has done nothing to remedy the calamitous no-bail law and now she takes the opportunity to explain her support for a law that has been so damaging to so many people in this once great state.

The Post is right: it should be labeled chicken heart for not having the guts to open.

Denis David
East Rockaway

Hochul is not stupid. If she was debating Zeldin, she would be forced to answer questions. Why deal with questions when you can just buy TV ads talking about your opponent’s support for former President Donald Trump? What a truly pathetic platform.

Could she stand up for everything she’s done since being anointed governor? Like his brethren in DC and the rest of the socialist left, they can’t run on accomplishments because they don’t have any that help taxpayer-paying American citizens.

Unfortunately, New York is a one-party state, and she can do whatever she wants because she will be re-elected. It’s really a shame, because New York deserves better.

Jerry Mallach
Livingston, New Jersey

What is our Acting Governor Hochul so afraid of?

I say “acting governor” because she was not elected governor. She’s just a replacement for a disgraced former governor.

She fears being crushed in the debates. Our city and our state are regressing to the old days, and she is doing nothing to stop it.

She refuses to address the issues of bail reform, which is one of the issues that is ruining our city and our state.

I can only hope that Democrats voting in November aren’t blind and waking up.

Kim Cody
White stone

Is there any question why Hochul is dodging Zeldin during the debate?

She’s an awful governor who hasn’t done anything right since taking over from former Governor Andrew Cuomo.

She’s clearly in over her head and hopes that the mere fact that she’s a Democrat will get her across the finish line in New York’s deep blue.

If elected, then the people of New York deserve what they’re getting – a corrupt, irresponsible, and incompetent bogus governor. And they will have to suffer under it for another four miserable years.

Robert DiNardo

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