Andrew Cuomo: Out of 2016 Presidential Race if Hillary Clinton Runs?

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According to the New York Post, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be bowing out of the 2016 presidential race before it even gets close to starting.

That decision can be summed up in two words: Hillary Clinton.

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The paper claims he has whispered to associates that he won't run for the party's presidential nomination in 2016 if the former Secretary of State seeks the White House.

Cuomo has been considered a likely candidate, but allegedly, an administration insider says Cuomo knows and accepts that if Clinton runs, she'll easily win the nomination.

Plenty of people find the new report easy to believe — because it's merely acknowledging what political strategists in both parties have been saying for months.

Cuomo, however, denies that there's any truth to it.

"Hillary Clinton is going to do whatever Hillary Clinton is going to do, and I'm doing what I'm doing, and I'm focused on running this state," he said.

Still, it makes perfect sense for a guy "facing near-certain defeat" to quietly step into the wings if, as expected, Hillary runs, says Tom Precious at The Buffalo News.

"Seems like a no-brainer, considering the party wrath that would come Cuomo's way if he were to try to block Clinton from becoming the nation's first female president."

Still, with the 2016 election three-and-a-half years away, not everyone is convinced that Andrew Cuomo should be making any decisions regarding it just yet.

Unless, of course, he wants to score a few points by offering not to run for a job he doesn't really want, anyway. Some say his recent moves suggest that's more likely.

Cuomo's sharp shift to the political left might indicate that he's looking to shore up his solidly Democratic state's base, rather than positioning himself to run nationally.

Also, why say you're not running three years in advance?

Because you just never know in politics. The seemingly unstoppable Clinton lost the Democratic primary to a total unknown in 2008. Just saying.

Hillary 2016?

 

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our presidency should not become a monarchy that's all it would be come under an other Clinton administration give the bushes an other excuse to run against her or wait till she is finished so the steal one for one of there kids in the future Clintons have enough governmental pension being female is no qualification we saw her date bate Edwards and Obama she lost it !

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enough is enough do we want to keep going down the royal families of american polatics if we nominate hill then they put up jeb ? come on now hillary was beat in the debates by ohbama who is not that great of a debatetore this bengazi thing is making her look incomputant at least or disconected to real life at wosrt ! andrew is a great debatetore obama proved you dont have to be a anglosaxon to win !

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I think that is a very wise decision. In 2008 ACORN supported Clinton not Obama until the bitter end. And the support for Clinton was lead by NY ACORN. So, Cuomo is smart sit it out.

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Both her and Cuomo are both POS.