Clock Ticking. Cuomo has just 10 days to gather 15,000 signatures if he plans to run in the Democratic primary. While he gives every indication of planning to run, he has yet to launch a formal effort. He is buoyed by a recent Siena College poll that has him just 8 points behind Kathy Hochul. His other alternative is to run as an independent. That would require 45,000 signatures by the end of May. If he forms his own party he runs the risk of splitting the Democratic vote. He would be a SPOILER, paving the way for the Republican to win. Clearly he has to make a decision soon. The self absorbed former Governor may well throw his hat into the ring, caring nothing about anyone but himself. Clock Ticking. We can only hope that he does the right thing and sits out the gubernatorial race !!