NEW YORK:

Carl Paladino (R) vs. Andrew Cuomo (D)

Eyes:

  • Paladino: Droopy-serious
  • Cuomo: Twinkly-hopeful

Stance on gay marriage:

  • Paladino: Against, because why buy the cow?
  • Cuomo: For it, but not sure about the whole meeting on the Internet thing

View of stimulus bill:

  • Paladino: Didn't help
  • Cuomo: Didn't hurt

Mother's meatball recipe:

  • Paladino: Better than any restaurant, my hand to God
  • Cuomo: Friggin' unbelievable

Top adviser:

  • Paladino: Mr. Tire Iron, right here
  • Cuomo: Father and former governor Mario Cuomo