Tentative Fumbling. That is the state of New York politics today, Kathy Hochul is making repeated false steps. The otherwise unknown Upstater was thrust into the public arena following Cuomo’s resignation. After a brief honeymoon, she has stumbled badly. Her Bills stadium deal and equivocation on crime have turned off voters. It is reflected in her plunging poll numbers, The road to a full term which once seemed so easy is now in doubt. Her nemesis Cuomo is on the sidelines waiting for her to fall. He has danced around entering the race as an independent. If he files enough signatures by the end of May he would blow the election wide open. Tentative Fumbling. Efforts to gauge the political scene are evasive these days !!