Obama to Dump Biden for Cuomo?


The New York Post reported that some prominent politicians from both parties are predicting that President Obama will dump Vice President Biden and ask NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to be his running mate in 2012.

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. …

I don’t really see that happening. Cuomo doesn’t strike me as a second fiddle kind of guy, and why would he want to join a losing team?

Doug Ross noted Cuomo’s role in the mortgage disaster:

Should the New York Governor indeed replace Biden, expect a spotlight on Cuomo’s culpability in the housing meltdown as head of HUD under Bill Clinton. His role in the 2008 economic collapse earned him the well-deserved nickname “Architect of Ruin.”

Well, perhaps conservatives would focus on that, but the media won’t. They didn’t during the gubernatorial campaign, no reason to think they’ll start now. Jammie Wearing Fool agrees that he’ll be given a pass.