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Cuomo runs silent in the New York Governor's race…..

Well we ALL expected that he would have declared by now….

But he hasn’t….

Paterson has shut down……

And I’m sure no major decisions are being made with without a query to the AG……

The guy has the Governorship locked up right now…..

I guess he doesn’t want to make any mistakes…..

Funny how quiet it is for a New York race, Huh?

NON-CAMPAIGN: Andrew Cuomo is expected to run for governor of New York.

Cuomo is Running by Not Running

“Andrew Cuomo’s path to the governor’s mansion once occupied by his father suddenly looks like a superhighway express lane,” the Washington Post reports.

“His flawlessly orchestrated non-campaign has hit just one pothole: Some reporters are miffed that the state attorney general is studiously avoiding their favorite subject, the upcoming race.”

More from PoliticalWire…….
This from the Washington Post…….(below )
His flawlessly orchestrated non-campaign has hit just one pothole: Some reporters are miffed that the state attorney general is studiously avoiding their favorite subject, the upcoming race.

“What a shock that they’re grumbling,” Cuomo says in an interview. “I do press conferences all the time all over the state. I’m in newspapers and on TV with tremendous frequency. I don’t talk to them about what they want to talk about, however. The political guys want to talk politics. I understand what they want — but I don’t want to do it,” he says, laughing.

The reason, with Election Day less than seven months away? Attorney general “is not a political job,” the Democrat says. “The combination of politics and law enforcement is not a good combination.”

Cuomo is hardly hiding in the shadows. He held a conference call with 100 reporters last week after filing a civil suit against the state Senate’s majority leader, Pedro Espada Jr., on charges of siphoning more than $14 million from health clinics he founded for vacations, campaign expenses and $20,000 in takeout sushi. For good measure, Cuomo held a news conference on the case the next day. But he is strictly business at such media events, and that, says Fred Dicker, the New York Post’s state editor, can get frustrating.

“Every time we see him, the press corps generally asks him, ‘What’s the latest with your political timetable?’ ” Dicker says. “He just ducks it.”

Bob Hardt, political director of NY1, says it is “kind of depressing” that Cuomo hasn’t given the cable channel an interview for several years.

“Over the years he’s recognized he can be his own worst enemy,” Hardt says. “By curtailing his press availabilities, he limits the ability to damage himself. . . . A lot of people regard Andrew Cuomo as a governor-in-waiting, and we don’t know what his positions are on key issues.”

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  1. James B, Jerry Brown tried this tactic earlier when he was facing serious tough work as California State Attorney General with the Michael Jackson and Brittany Murphy death investigations, but that plan BACKFIRED leading his poll numbers to suffer.

    Will Cuomo suffer the same fate because it’s only a matter of time before the GOP candidates for governor start launching TV ads ?

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 26, 2010 | Reply

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  3. Lazio is not going to be a problem for him…he’s damaged goods

    Even the party isn’t high on him….

    Levy seems like he’s not going to get out of the gate….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 26, 2010 | Reply

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