Carl Paladino was a bit "out there." He was a Tea Party backed candidate with very conservative views on Abortion and other controversial issues.
Andrew Cuomo seemed to "fit" the New York mold a bit better, and as such will be taking over Albany at the end of the current term. After all, his father, Mario Cuomo, used to be the state's governor so he does come from political backgrounds.
Carl Paladino winning the governor seat would have been a major upset in a traditionally blue state.
What do you think of the New York Election results 2010 for the governor race?