Only a Miranda could fix the mess that is the New York City subway system — but can Cynthia Nixon truly mend what the MTA and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have been unable to get a handle on? New Yorkers and “Sex and the City” fans on Twitter seem to think so.
At the time of this writing, “Cynthia Nixon” was the top Twitter trend in the United States, and “Miranda” was only a few spots behind. A few hours earlier, Nixon officially announced her candidacy for governor of New York.
See some of our favorite ringing endorsements below. Nixon, like Cuomo, is a Democrat.
there's no one i trust to fix the subway more than miranda hobbes, the person responsible for the best new york transportation-related simile on tv pic.twitter.com/gSo6f5JzMG
— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne) March 19, 2018
Fix the subways Miranda
— Rum cream on ice ???????? (@shani_o) March 19, 2018
Me: Celebrities running for political office should be approached with healthy skepticism, and held to high standards
Also me: MIRANDA'S GONNA FIX THE MTA https://t.co/8Qnko2XR4I
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) March 19, 2018
Miranda coming to fix the trains pic.twitter.com/dqocIUOvQM
— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 19, 2018
I think "She's actually ridden the subway" might just be a valid campaign slogan
— jami attenberg (@jamiattenberg) March 19, 2018
pledging to fix the subway in her campaign announcement GOT MY VOTE https://t.co/Fgh0gcOIwZ
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) March 19, 2018
“…I couldn’t help but wonder…could Miranda fix the subway? Or was it me that needed fixing?” pic.twitter.com/xpE9EjSqqp
— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) March 19, 2018
cynthia nixon is running on the MTA grievance platform, i'm screaming https://t.co/jhsZez4Eha
— Kelly Weill (@KELLYWEILL) March 19, 2018
I support Cynthia Nixon.
She's a long time education activist who rides the subway every day, opposes the IDC, is fearless and strong, supports single payer, speaks out against big money in politics. She will be a great Governor of our amazing state. https://t.co/Fc1CvKzgyr
— Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) March 19, 2018
One of the tabs on Cynthia Nixon's campaign website is called "#CuomosMTA"
"Unlike Governor Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon rides the subway every day. She understands first-hand the toll that his disastrous mismanagement of the MTA is taking on everyday New Yorkers."
— erica orden (@eorden) March 19, 2018
But then again, there’s this one damning outlier to consider:
i once saw cynthia nixon eating sushi on the subway and i don’t know if i can vote for someone who openly displays that kind of unethical behavior
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) March 19, 2018
The mudslinging has already begun.