Andrew Cuomo “concedes” 2016 nomination to Hillary Clinton
Most of the buzz on the Democratic side of the aisle has surrounding Hillary Clinton’s decision on whether she would pursue the party’s nomination in 2016. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name has also been on a short list but it appears the Governor has seen the uphill writing on the wall and says he will not run if Clinton decides to.
Report from the New York 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 Post.
“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.
Who does that leave to challenge Hillary Clinton? Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has been mentioned but I don’t think he’d make it off the Eastern Shore.