Monday, April 29, 2013

Gov. Cuomo was never going to challenge Clinton

By Richard K. Barry


I typically avoid sourcing anything to the New York Post, but since this recent story is hardly counterintuitive, I'll take the chance. Call me a snob, but I am suspicious of any media outlet that calls a campaign for the most powerful political office in the word "running for prez."

Anyway, they are reporting that New York Gov. Cuomo is "quietly" telling "friends and associates that he is resigned to the fact that he can't run for president in 2016 if Hillary Rodham Clinton enters the race":


"The governor has told people in recent weeks that there's not a chance for him to run if Hillary gets in the race because she'll easily wrap up the Democratic nomination," said a Cuomo administration insider with direct knowledge of the situation.

"He knows that and he accepts that, and so he won't even be thinking at all in those terms -- unless Hillary decides not to run, which seems unlikely," the source continued.

Cuomo has repeatedly denied an interest in "running for prez," but few believe he would refrain if there was a plausible path to the nomination.
Alas, there is not, which makes the anonymous sources cited credible enough.

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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