When presidents are this bad, it makes just about anyone look good. That is why we shouldn’t sanctify Andrew Cuomo right now. Juxtaposed next to Trump — who recklessly ignored warnings about the pandemic and appears ready now to sacrifice Americans to it for the sake of Wall Street — the governor of New York is earning plaudits from left and right alike for his ability, thus far, to tackle this crisis. He deserves many of them.
However, even as the president finds new ways to fail each day, we should stop gushing over another elected official who looks capable by comparison. Cuomo’s press conferences have been sharp, honest and blunt. But New York State is now the domestic epicenter of the coronavirus crisis,