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The Cuomo's of New York…..The Father and the Son……

[ Andrew M. Cuomo with his parents, Mario and Matilda Cuomo, in November 2006, when he won the race for state attorney general. ]

The history of New York State lists Mario Cuomo as one of its great Governors…..

A smart, Queens, Italian-American guy, who can talk and think quickly on his feet…and a great philosopher……

Also the father of a smart and ambitious son..who would become a HUD secretary for Bill Clinton…who would marry into the Kennedy family…And would also try to run for New York State Governor once…And mange to back out twice…and in the process piss a lot of black politicians and quite a few which ones also….

Andrew Cuomo is now running for the NEw York Governors job…again….

This time he hasn’t announced yet…..

But he’s more than 30 points ahead of any GOP challenger….And the Republican’s are in a fight for who will run against him….

One guy got ran over by Hillary Clinton a decade ago….the other just quit the democratic party to run as a Republican and as his nature…is in a scrappy fight in his new party already…

Barring a major snafu…..

Andrew Cuomo will be the Empire states next Governor….

Here’s piece on the Father and the Son….. Cuomo…

Get used to them America…..

The Dog feels  Andrew ‘s last political stop isn’t Albany…..

Now 52, Andrew M. Cuomo has his eyes fixed on claiming his father’s old job in Albany, and, perhaps, finally emerging from his considerable shadow. Mario Cuomo is edging toward his 78th birthday and is no longer the most influential voice in his son’s circle.

But the relationship between father and son is as loving, tangled and laced with competitiveness as it ever was. And Andrew’s race for governor looms as a new test of this most intriguing hybrid of a political and familial bond.

Mention one to the other these days, and the Cuomos’ eyes roll and their voices slide sardonic; they rely on friends and reporters to convey their (mostly loving) jabs at each other.

“I am a huge fan of the Cuomo family, but they are very challenging,” says Michael Dowling, who served as Mario Cuomo’s chief health adviser. “The intonation, the Jesuitical style of questioning; you close your eyes and one sounds like the other. The closer you are, the more they love to debate.”

Father and son talk multiple times each week, kibitzing, arguing, conspiring, and the former governor still calls old associates in Albany on his son’s behalf. “He asks, ‘How do you think Andrew is doing? What do you hear?’ ” says a lobbyist and a longtime Cuomo associate. “You can hear his concern.”

Mario Cuomo agreed to be interviewed for this article and offered a reporter a strategy for persuading his son to do the same. (“Andrew likes to be in control,” the former governor said. “So you call his office and say, ‘Look, I know Andrew doesn’t want to talk. But The Times, you know The Times, we are going to do this piece with or without you. You don’t want that to happen. You want to have your say.’ ”)

Andrew Cuomo, after talking it over with advisers, declined to discuss his relationship. Then his father stopped talking, too.

Well here’s the New York Times piece and if you like New York Politcis…read the entire thing….

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May 3, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , ,

14 Comments »

  1. Cuomo/Warner 2016. That could be a possible Presidential Ticket assuming Obama wins Re-Election in 2012.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • You called it first!

      Obama is a lock….

      Comment by jamesb101 | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Curiously both Cuomo and Senator Mark Warner are born in December. Cuomo would be 58 in 2016, Warner would be 61.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. Both parties seem to send younger people to the White House these days…..

    Romney might be too old…. though he IS a good looking guy…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. Democratic Presidential Field 2016:

    A lot of Governors you can bet on that:

    Brian Schweitzer (D-MT)
    Brad Henry (D-OK)
    Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
    DNC Chair Tim Kaine (D-VA)

    That would be my Top 5 these Days.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Quickie post coming up on this……

      Comment by jamesb101 | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Warner will NOT run for President EVER !

      Kaine will likely run for Governor again in 2013 because folks are going to regret voting for the racist McDonnell.

      Comment by Conservative Democrat | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. Quicki post coming up on this…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. Schweitzer would be 60 in 2016.
    And Henry would be only 52 in 2016.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. Yep….

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. James B,

    Henry will likely either run for Governor again in 2014 (he is allowed to do so after 4-year break) or succeed Inhofe in the United States Senate because the old man’s gonna hang it up sooner or later.

    Schwietzer is likely going to run for the Senate in 2012 since Tester is dead politically.

    Cuomo will be seen as an opportunist IF he seeks the White House in ’16 assuming Romney crushes Obama and puts him in his place by 2012.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | May 3, 2010 | Reply

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  10. I think Obama might get 5 terms

    definitely at least 3

    the question is at what point does he replace Joe Biden and with who.

    the strong contenders for 2016 are Gillibrand. O’Malley, and I hate to say it but VERY SADLY(Hillary Clinton) in possibly 2012

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  11. Fascinating stuff.
    Just did some snooping on youtube, this keynote from the 1984 was nice.

    Comment by talkandpolitics | May 3, 2010 | Reply


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