New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon speaks at OZY Fest in Central Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

When the votes were counted, it wasn’t even close. Leftist darling Cynthia Nixon showed that most New Yorkers might like progressive politics and handouts but they aren’t interested in going full-blown Venezuela. She lost by 66-34 to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in New York’s mayoral primary. There was a lot of schadenfreude available in the pro-Nixon hot takes that followed:

In one now-deleted tweet by an account called “LBGT Activism” we learned that Nixon didn’t lose, per se, she just wasn’t “picked as much.”

The most hilarious take came from Nixon herself:

She actually blamed high turnout for her loss. And she’s not wrong. The other socialists who have slipped through the net have done so in races where a lazy and entrenched incumbent was surprised in the primary. To a great extent, Nixon was trying to replicate this on a statewide basis. She ran a celebrity, not a policy, campaign and relied on Cuomo dismissing her. It didn’t work that way.

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