Report: Obama Will Tap Cuomo as Running Mate


obama-cuomoA Prominent Republican is joining a prominent Democrat in predicting that Gov. Cuomo will become President Obama’s running mate for vice president next year.

Former New York GOP boss William Powers, credited with playing a key role in electing Rudy Giuliani mayor and George Pataki governor, was effusive in his praise of Cuomo’s successes in the just-ended legislative session, and in his prediction of the freshman governor’s political future.

“Andrew had a fabulous session. It was fabulous. A property-tax cap, ethics reform and, for Democrats, [same gender] marriage,” said Powers.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate. The president is in trouble and [Vice President Joseph] Biden doesn’t bring anything to his ticket.

“The president will call him up later this year and say, ‘Andrew, you have to do this for the good of the country.’ What’s Andrew going to say, ‘No?’ ”

Cuomo, who saw a flurry of predictions last week in the wake of the same gender marriage “victory” that he’ll run for president in 2016, has repeatedly refused to discuss the possibility of higher office.

He wouldn’t comment either on Powers’ prediction, but a source familiar with his thinking half-jokingly said this when asked what action Cuomo would take if Obama called to offer him the nation’s No. 2 position: “He won’t answer.”

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown earlier this year also predicted that Obama would pick Cuomo to replace Biden, who he claimed would be named by the president to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“He’s a big name, a big-state governor, and a Democrat who is taking on the issue of public-employee salaries and pensions. Plus, he looks good,” Brown said of Cuomo.

Cuomo wouldn’t have to resign as governor to run for vice president, although many voters would likely react negatively since he could be leaving office just two years into his four-year term.

{NY Post/ Newscenter}


  1. why does matzav insist on running the most rodiculous articles from the most ridiculous sensationalist newspaper in NY?

  2. This is exactly why the Republican party is finished as we once knew it! Mr. Powers lavishing praise on a potential Democratic VP?! The Democrats would NEVER praise a Republican under any circumstances, especialy in an election season! You see, the Democrats know how to win. The weakling whimpee Republicans only know how to lose! Who hires these losers?! It seems that the Tea party is the only one with some backbone.

  3. Think about how awesome a day it would be for liberalism if we had a President Cuomo in office come 2017. This guy is a straight forward organized and gratuitous public figure. I think who knows, it could be the future. That said, he is a very smart choice is that is what Mr. Obama does in fact work to choose for his future candidacy in 2012.

  4. I don’t understand how anyone can use the phrase “I don’t think there’s any doubt” about something so speculative and unlikely.

  5. Obama couldn’t ride the wave of Osama’s capture to the election, so now he is trying to ride the wave of the vote by rallying all the liberals behind him & cuomo. Sick, Sick.