This from the man who is not running for
Cuomo quietly ‘concedes’ 2016 race by
FREDRIC U. DICKER in NY Post
Gov. Cuomo has quietly told associates that he is resigned to
the fact that he can’t run for president in 2016 if Hillary Rodham
Clinton enters the race, as is widely expected, sources told The
“The governor has told people in recent weeks that there’s not a
chance for him to run if Hillary gets in the race because she’ll
easily wrap up the Democratic nomination,’’ said a Cuomo
administration insider with direct knowledge of the situation.
“He knows that and he accepts that, and so he won’t even be
thinking at all in those terms — unless Hillary decides not to run,
which seems unlikely,’’ the source continued.
While Cuomo has repeatedly claimed he has no interest in running
for president, his sharp turn to the political left this year after
two years governing as a moderate convinced many Democrats and
Republicans that he was laying the groundwork for a presidential
For now, Cuomo is expected to focus his political energies on
trying to run up as huge a re-election victory next year as
possible, with many on the inside saying he hopes to top his father
Mario’s landslide margin over Westchester County Executive Andrew
O’Rourke in 1986, when Mario got just over 64 percent of the
But matching his father’s showing won’t be easy. Andrew...