Skip to comments.Barack Obama to ask New York governor Andrew Cuomo to be his 2012 running mate for vice president
Posted on 07/04/2011 10:24:18 AM PDT by Sprite518
A 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, gay marriage," said Powers.
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If Cuomo is smart, he’ll say “NO!”
Is Barry worried about New York now?
Yep, what better way for Obama to push his support for homosexual marriage than to run with the homosexual marriage governor.
Obama has taken many administrative actions to push us towards homosexual marriage, without ever coming out and saying that he supports same-sex marriage. It’s so obviously transparent to those of us who follow politics. But Obama will continue to say he believes marriage is a man and a woman, while setting the stage for nationwide same-sex marriage.
Priceless.... What straight man uses the word “Fabulous”?
In his session the curtains matched the carpet...
If he dumps Biden, stiff-arms the Hildabeast, and goes straight to Cuomo, setting him up as the likely nominee in 2016 if they win in 2012, look for fireworks from the Clinton camp. All the crap her opposition research people came up with in 2008 but sat on will come out.
New York is in the bag already
I say let him jump on the ship. The more they sink the better.
Ya, would Cuomo want to sink with Obama in the 2012 election? That won’t help Cuomo’s future political career?
Isn’t Cuomo still in his first term as governor? If he really sees a political future beyond Albany, he would be smart to decline any invitations to be Obama’s running mate.
Even less experience then Palin. I bet the MSM will get right on this. On the bright side, this would be a great opportunity for someone to pick Perry as their VP.
Palin and Perry. Energy independence and creating more jobs then every state in the union...combined. Versus an anti-American Islamic Marxist and the gay marriage governor.
First thing I would do is neutralize the MSM.
Well there goes any chance of getting the NY vote.
Andrew had a fabulous session?
Is that ‘fabulous’ or is that ‘FAABulous’?
True enough. If Obama’s people are worried about whether they will carry New York, and want Cuomo to help them in that state, they have much bigger problems in this campaign than anyone else suspected.
True... OR, What is Cuomo's ties to NY money specifically Wall St, The Obama Money is drying up ( "His Stash"...) Is Cuomo the bridge to open up the wallets again...
We all have his Communist number now so we need to make sure everyone else has it too and he cannot steal this election..I think the idiot could have the pope for a running mate and he would still lose..
LOL! Yeah no kidding...
One who uses “snippet” and “silly”.......
Kind of tacky with Joe out there stumping for the Democrats. This is going to lead to a lot of infighting within the White House and simply shows the desperation.
But what about Joe Biden? Didn’t Obama pick Biden because of his excellent foreign policy knowledge, and qualifications to step in and be president if needed? Did all of that praise of Biden change somehow? Is it because Biden said “Stand up Chuck” to a wheelchair bound man? Or other Biden gaffes?
Remember Biden was an essential 4th member of the beer summit at the White House. How could Obama dump Biden after Joe’s loyal service to Obama???????
Go ahead Andy, hop on board the fail-boat.
All “gay” questions aside, do I prefer a smart, pragmatic Marxist over an incredibly stupid one? Hard question but unlikely to actually come up because O won’t likely pick a running mate with more ability than he, himself, has.
No Joe? Say it’s not so.
We were never getting the NY vote.
“’Andrew had a fabulous session. It was fabulous......’” Sounds like a line out of La Cage aux Folles.
Just a little too “fabulous” to suit me, thank you. It was “fabulous” enough for a New York State RC bishop or two to urge the faithful to boycott Andrew Cuomo and every other politician, Republican or Democrat, who voted for homosexual marriage.
I wonder if “Fabulous” will be Andrew Cuomo’s campaign slogan from now on.
Meanwhile, New York, its counties, cities and towns careen toward bankruptcy
If he dumps Biden, stiff-arms the Hildabeast, and goes straight to Cuomo
Insecure leaders pick weak and indecisive subordinates. It takes a secure, self-assured man (woman) to pick somebody who might be more qualified than the leader is. Im thinking you couldnt get a less threatening, less capable and less likely to stab you (on purpose) subordinate than Biden.
cuomo helped crash housing...
And dump crazy Joe........... Just say no. We want crazy Joe .
Same sex marriage... the morals of the secular progressives. Trying to force citizens to accept their morality by making it law. They opened up another chapter in government legislating morality. Another example of the government not on the side of the people!
“My first decision of my Presidential career was a huge mistake, America. And, of course, I’m referring to my decision to select Joe Biden as my running mate. What was I thinking? But I’m thinking clearly now, as I ask Andrew Cuomo to stand by me as I have stood by all of you.... Except Joe, because he’s a loser.”
And yet these same liberals say you can’t legislate morality.
That’s why these sick lib politicians have to pass laws...because the populace do not accept their fag lifestyle. They condition everyone slowly to accept it. There is a reason why in L.A/Hollywood where I work, there are massive billboards about HIV/AIDS check ups on every major intersection because the more you visit, the gay backers could present the numbers for more funding.
“”for Democrats, gay marriage,” said Powers.””
I didn’t know for sure that gay marriage was just for democrats even tho’ I suspected it.....
Hah--ethics reform and gay marriage. The 2 pointed prongs of the democrat forked tongue. Just fabtavelous euphoria for those DIMS is the cHomo son of a Mario.
Who is going to tell Bitme?
I'm sure he will, but I can't blame the Liberal Messiah for wanting to dump Vice President Foot-In-Mouth.
On the Texas board, the rumor is Romney/Perry. You want that duo? I think not. Oh, and here’s an invitation to read through the Texas posts and see what Texans think of our RINO Governor Goodhair.
But Biden fixed the economy, right? Right?
What progressives are doing is writing their own bible by using the law. No one is forced to read a Bible but they are forcing every one to accept their bible by making it law.
Biden as SoS??
That’ll cement us as the greatest country ever.
“Who is going to tell Bitme?”
If no one tells him...he will never know, he’ll just keep on being good ole Joe.
Obama needs a running mate who will boost his chances of re-election; I suspect that the majority of Democrats do not want to be tied to a sinking ship. Obama’s chances of being re-elected are low.
This will be interesting to watch - who will be stupid enough, or ambitious enough, to ignore what is so obvious to most observers.
There will be an estimated one-tenth of one percent of the population that will be a same sex couple. Making same sex marriage law is an attack on traditional morals. Progressives will continue to fight against our moral traditions until people realize what is happening and they put a stop to it.
hey, this frees Biden up to run against Obama in the primary!