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Barack Obama to ask New York governor Andrew Cuomo to be his 2012 running mate for vice president
The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2011 | Fredric Dicker

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Illinois; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; cuomo; georgepataki; homosexualagenda; new; obama; rudygiuliani; williampowers; york
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My suspicion is that the Gay marriage crowd are trying to convince Obama to switch VPs.
1 posted on 07/04/2011 10:24:27 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

If Cuomo is smart, he’ll say “NO!”


2 posted on 07/04/2011 10:25:48 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Sprite518
Andrew had a fabulous session.

Fabulous indeed.

3 posted on 07/04/2011 10:27:07 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: SatinDoll

Bingo!


4 posted on 07/04/2011 10:27:13 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

Is Barry worried about New York now?


5 posted on 07/04/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Sprite518

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.


6 posted on 07/04/2011 10:27:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: madprof98

Priceless.... What straight man uses the word “Fabulous”?


7 posted on 07/04/2011 10:28:20 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: madprof98

>>Fabulous indeed.<<

In his session the curtains matched the carpet...


8 posted on 07/04/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Sprite518

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.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 10:29:36 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: Sprite518

Why?

New York is in the bag already


10 posted on 07/04/2011 10:29:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....but Bachman bashers can kiss my ass)
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To: Sprite518

I say let him jump on the ship. The more they sink the better.


11 posted on 07/04/2011 10:30:19 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SatinDoll

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.


12 posted on 07/04/2011 10:30:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SatinDoll

Wow!!!

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.


13 posted on 07/04/2011 10:30:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Save the planet, destroy the MSM)
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To: Sprite518

Well there goes any chance of getting the NY vote.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Sprite518

Andrew had a fabulous session?

Is that ‘fabulous’ or is that ‘FAABulous’?


15 posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:34 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: wardaddy

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.


16 posted on 07/04/2011 10:32:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sprite518
My suspicion is that the Gay marriage crowd are trying to convince Obama to switch VPs.

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...

17 posted on 07/04/2011 10:33:36 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Sprite518
It won't do him any good because no one will vote for him,I mean no one besides the queers, black, and liberals..and more than likely he has really walking a thin line with the liberal people..

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..

18 posted on 07/04/2011 10:35:36 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TribalPrincess2U

LOL! Yeah no kidding...


19 posted on 07/04/2011 10:36:09 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

One who uses “snippet” and “silly”.......


20 posted on 07/04/2011 10:36:45 AM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: Sprite518

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.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 10:36:50 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: taildragger

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???????


22 posted on 07/04/2011 10:37:18 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sprite518

Go ahead Andy, hop on board the fail-boat.


23 posted on 07/04/2011 10:40:38 AM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Sprite518

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.


24 posted on 07/04/2011 10:41:50 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Sprite518

No Joe? Say it’s not so.


25 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:15 AM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Raycpa

We were never getting the NY vote.


26 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (if there were a little more of me around we'd all be better off.)
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To: Sprite518
Andrew Cuomo
Still waiting for the Catholic Church to ex-communicate this divorced, living w/ girlfriend, queer lover.
Waiting ... still waiting ... I hear crickets ...
27 posted on 07/04/2011 10:43:56 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sprite518

“’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.

http://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/default_article.aspx?id=5746
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/statement-of-the-bishops-of-new-york-state

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


28 posted on 07/04/2011 10:46:17 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Spartan79

“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. I’m thinking you couldn’t get a less threatening, less capable and less likely to stab you (on purpose) subordinate than Biden.


29 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:09 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sprite518

cuomo helped crash housing...
http://imkane.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/andrew-cuomo-birthed-the-mortgage-crisis-and-the-market-crash-of-2008/


30 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:22 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sprite518

And dump crazy Joe........... Just say no. We want crazy Joe .


31 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:25 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.I)
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To: Sprite518

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!


32 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:25 AM PDT by orinoco
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To: Sprite518

“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.”


33 posted on 07/04/2011 10:50:43 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: orinoco

And yet these same liberals say you can’t legislate morality.


34 posted on 07/04/2011 10:50:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: orinoco

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.


35 posted on 07/04/2011 10:55:06 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: Sprite518

“”for Democrats, gay marriage,” said Powers.””

I didn’t know for sure that gay marriage was just for democrats even tho’ I suspected it.....


36 posted on 07/04/2011 10:55:09 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Sprite518; All
""Andrew had a fabulous session. It was fabulous. A property-tax cap, ethics reform and, for Democrats, gay marriage," said Powers."


37 posted on 07/04/2011 10:59:20 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Andrew had a fabulous session. A property-tax cap, ethics reform and, for Democrats, gay marriage,"

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.

38 posted on 07/04/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Sprite518

Who is going to tell Bitme?


39 posted on 07/04/2011 11:03:56 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow Allen West out of hell.)
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To: SatinDoll
If Cuomo is smart, he’ll say “NO!”

I'm sure he will, but I can't blame the Liberal Messiah for wanting to dump Vice President Foot-In-Mouth.

40 posted on 07/04/2011 11:04:28 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


41 posted on 07/04/2011 11:06:21 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sprite518

But Biden fixed the economy, right? Right?


42 posted on 07/04/2011 11:06:58 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


43 posted on 07/04/2011 11:07:19 AM PDT by orinoco
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To: Sprite518

Biden as SoS??

That’ll cement us as the greatest country ever.


44 posted on 07/04/2011 11:07:57 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

commie corruption...
http://thedailypen.blogspot.com/2011/07/congress-knew-obama-was-ineligiblesix.html


45 posted on 07/04/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: depressed in 06

“Who is going to tell Bitme?”

If no one tells him...he will never know, he’ll just keep on being good ole Joe.


46 posted on 07/04/2011 11:12:33 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Repeal 16-17

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.


47 posted on 07/04/2011 11:12:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: max americana

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.


48 posted on 07/04/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT by orinoco
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To: Sprite518
The leftist echo chamber has deluded itself into believing that gay marriage is the central issue of 2012. It is not.
49 posted on 07/04/2011 11:18:20 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Sprite518

hey, this frees Biden up to run against Obama in the primary!


50 posted on 07/04/2011 11:20:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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