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Andrew Cuomo 2016 speculation heating up
Politico ^ | 06/26/11

Posted on 06/26/2011 7:35:17 AM PDT by freespirited

Of the early potential Democratic contenders, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he supports gay marriage but stopped short of making a major push for the legislation earlier in the year, while Virginia Sen. Mark Warner is opposed. Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would still have her commitment to civil unions but not gay marriage from the 2008 race hanging over her — and at least until the end of next year, when she’s said she’ll be done at the State Department, she won’t be able to make any new comments on the issue.

“It gives him an authenticity and a strength with progressives that will provide a real base — not just gays, but progressives in general. Other people can say they’re for same sex marriage, he got it done,” said Democratic political consultant Bob Shrum. “I think it will always now be a hallmark of his political persona.”

Cuomo’s push on gay marriage wasn’t in a vacuum — it came at the end of a tough legislative session when New York progressives were forced to swallow major budget cuts, tough on unions rhetoric and a refusal to even consider renewing the state’s expired millionaire’s tax.

That’s part of the persona he’s crafting too, as Cuomo sets himself up as a governor who’s pushed the party to the left on social issues and toward the center-right on economic issues. It’s a message with both primary and general election appeal, though being so far out-front on gay marriage could be a problem in a November national election.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: New York; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2016; andrewcuomo; bobshrum; delusional; elections; hillaryclinton; homosexualagenda; huomo; markwarner; martinomalley; maryland; memebuilding; partisanmediashills; virginia
We live in a parallel universe to some people.
1 posted on 06/26/2011 7:35:18 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Just consider the source, i.e., Politico.


2 posted on 06/26/2011 7:36:53 AM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: freespirited

When is he going to be excommunicated?


3 posted on 06/26/2011 7:43:15 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: freespirited

homos for cuomos!


4 posted on 06/26/2011 7:43:21 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: freespirited
God help us!! We're turning into a dictatorship...and our Reps are doing the dirty work.

Gay marriage?? Where's the vote by "We the People"?

5 posted on 06/26/2011 7:43:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: freespirited

Libtards will have to run someone, but I’m guessing the over 50% of New York who are against homosexual marriage will be re considerating andy. And thats just NY. andys antics ain’t going to fly very far across the south


6 posted on 06/26/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: freespirited

Oh Mr Cuomo, did you hear that squeaking noise? Don’t be afraid, that’s just Jesus using His eraser.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 7:44:38 AM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: freespirited

Guess he will back into the campaign.


8 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:00 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: freespirited
Re-elect President Palin 2016

Might want to make that the 2020 campaign.

Just saying...

9 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: reefdiver

That was pretty much my reaction. I don’t see how this enhances his chances of higher elective office.


10 posted on 06/26/2011 7:49:11 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Sacajaweau
I believe I saw a poll where NY voters would vote 57% NO on legalizing gay marriage if given the chance to vote on it. What the people want doesn't matter. Koomoe president? Funny.
11 posted on 06/26/2011 7:51:06 AM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: mardi59

LOL!


12 posted on 06/26/2011 7:53:03 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks freespirited.
Cuomo's push on gay marriage wasn't in a vacuum -- it came at the end of a tough legislative session when New York progressives were forced to swallow major budget cuts, tough on unions rhetoric and a refusal to even consider renewing the state's expired millionaire's tax.
I'm avoiding any further reference to the obvious vacuum jokes. This is partisan media shill meme-building.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 7:53:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: freespirited
I have no doubt that a majority of fly over country citizens would love to vote against the guy who legalized gay marriage in NY. Run, Cuomo, run.
14 posted on 06/26/2011 8:00:55 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: freespirited

F__k Andrew huomo.


15 posted on 06/26/2011 8:04:34 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters.)
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To: freespirited

Do we get to review his emails from H.U.D.?


16 posted on 06/26/2011 8:08:53 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: freespirited

I am truely ashamed of the state of my birth. I will never set foot there again. If my brother wants to see me, he’ll have to come to Kentucky.


17 posted on 06/26/2011 8:11:28 AM PDT by anoldafvet (19 months until we're rid of "The Boy Blunder".)
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To: freespirited
Excuse me, but isn't this the same Andrew Cuomo who was head of HUD during the Clinton administration,that, with the help of community action groups like ACORN, rated banks on how minority friendly they were regarding home loans, bullying them into lowering their mortgage underwriting standards which became the basis of the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Did he not also at the Clinton administration force Fannie MAE and Freddy MAC to also lower their underwriting standards increasing their purchase of sub-prime mortgages to over 50% of their portfolios? Great choice for president!! Just who we need to get us out of this crisis that he helped to create!!
18 posted on 06/26/2011 8:21:23 AM PDT by Col. Bob (To give in is to commit national suicide)
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To: JPG

New Yorkers voted in a Republican Senate.Didn’t matter.
We have a good Rep. state senator. We e-mailed him last nite
and said that we will never vote for a Rep.again in NY state.


19 posted on 06/26/2011 8:24:23 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: freespirited

Don’t worry. Cuomo will never be President. Obama will bankrupt the federal government before then.


20 posted on 06/26/2011 8:31:18 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: freespirited
His role in the housing(subprime) collapse must be thoroughly investigated.
21 posted on 06/26/2011 8:33:36 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: freespirited

Heck, we see Obama, who we know favors homosexual marriage privately, is afraid to say so publicly. I don’t think that being in favor of homosexual marriage is a winning political issue.

Someday, Cuomo may get a Profiles in Courage award, as future generations of liberals look back on the battle over homosexual marriage, and say he was a leader, took an unpopular stand because he felt it was right, yadda, yadda, yadda. But I think we’re decades away from that Profiles in Courage award ceremony.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: freespirited

Sounds good to me. Our candidate might win 49 out of the 57 states.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 9:47:20 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Col. Bob
Excuse me, but isn't this the same Andrew Cuomo who was head of HUD

Correct. I wonder if the new book "Reckless Endangerment" describes his role.

Perhaps that's why he's paddling so hard in the direction of "civil rights issues" like gay marriage. Trying to avoid hearings on economy bust of '08 ultimately headed his way?

24 posted on 06/26/2011 10:35:03 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Dilbert San Diego
A profile in courage? Like this guy, I suppose:

George Michaels, the Vote that Legalized Abortion

25 posted on 06/26/2011 12:03:50 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: freespirited; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

First, gay marriage. Then we go after the churches!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 06/26/2011 2:45:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (July 23, 2017 - This is Ellis Wyatt. I am on strike.)
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