The Emmy-winning actress and longtime political activist kicked off her campaign on Monday, sharing a video message on Twitter declaring her love for her lifelong home, and her desire to fix what she calls its broken political system. At the forefront of her campaign platform is addressing New York's glaring income and education inequality, as well as repairing New York City's dilapidated subway system.
"I love New York. I've never wanted to live anywhere else. But something has to change," Nixon said in her announcement video. " ... Together we can win this fight."
Of course, despite the real political issues at stake, "SATC" fans couldn't help but wonder how Nixon's Miranda past would inform her future policy-making decisions as governor. Twitter users took the occasion to make a bunch of "Sex" jokes about her campaign.
That's such a Miranda thing to do— Andrew G (@AndyGilbert84) 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
Later that night I got to thinking, was Miranda right? Was running for governor the new brunch? https://t.co/qtw3Seh2Q8— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 19, 2018
"She was fed up with New York's education system and women being pushed to the periphery by a political apparatus that dismissed them as convenient votes with inconvenient opinions. And as I sat there, I wondered: was Cynthia Nixon playing Miranda or was Miranda there all along?" pic.twitter.com/0UTngTDnmx— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 19, 2018
Samantha: I don't believe in the Republican party or the Democratic party. I just believe in parties.— Caro (@socarolinesays) March 19, 2018
"Cynthia Nixon, what is your position on the recent dissolution of the Cattrall-Parker Accord of 1998?"— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 19, 2018
Me: Cynthia Nixon for governor!— Soldier Jane (@sgtjanedoe) March 19, 2018
My mom: You understand she's not *actually* Miranda, right?
Nixon will challenge current New York governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic party primary this fall.