MATTHEW WALTHER, THE WEEK
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo was never going to lose New York's Democratic primary on Thursday to Cynthia Nixon. Even Cuomo's 30-point margin of victory was predicted long ago. Anyone who thought otherwise, on the grounds proposed by the Sex and the City star herself, that New York is a solidly Democratic state and thus ready for a genuine progressive in the governor's mansion doesn't understand the dynamics at work in blue-state politics."