Cuomo for VP?

This morning, City & State reported on renewed talk of Governor Andrew Cuomo as a VP replacement for Vice President Joe Biden. It’s all nonsense and just proof that the Albany political establishment is frustrated by Cuomo’s governance. It’s a nicely planted story that attributes its origination to a group of unnamed DC insiders.

Albany professor Bruce Gyory‘s reference to President McKinley’s tapping of then-Governor Teddy Roosevelt is apt because the Albany political establishment back then wanted him out because his reform government upset their political culture.

Cuomo needs to stay where he is. Lt. Governor Bob Duffy is a nice guy but he’s no Andrew Cuomo. We already experienced a nice guy as Governor after a hard-charging predecessor left abruptly.

New York needs Governor Cuomo more than President Obama does. Obama’s path to victory goes through the Mid-South and Midwest swing states. New York’s path to fiscal health requires Cuomo’s steady hand on the tiller.

Michael Benjamin

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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1 Response to Cuomo for VP?

  1. Spencer Chiimbwe says:

    Great piece!


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