Andrew Cuomo for President in 2016

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    Andrew Cuomo just made himself a top-tier candidate for President of the United States of America in 2016. (h/t lowell for the link here)

    Cuomo is left of center on many social issues (as you can see from above article), but has a reputation for being tough on crime during his tenure as the Attorney General of New York

    Cuomo is a Clintonite on budgetary/fiscal issues, so the Hokie Guru sees some of the Democratic Leadership Council style in him… Cuomo understands that budget deficits harm the economy, but at the same time, would be balanced in in his approach (e.g. to fix the problem. he'd ensure that any solution would have a mix of tax increases and spending cuts).

    I would be interested to see his positions on foreign policy and defense… I think his story is still in the making, but watch for Andrew Cuomo to make news in 2016…oh yeah, the dude will be able to tap some major fundrasing networks, too…

     

    11:28 AM update – Looks like The Fix and I are on the same page lol.

    • Mario’s his dad, wish he had run back in 1984, but he DID give one of the greatest convention speeches ever. Check it out!

    • hokieguru

      I realized it right after I posted it smh LOL

    • truthteller

      Kudos to Cuomo on gay rights, but the fact of the matter is, he’s awful on economic inequality. He slashed NY’s taxes for the rich and paid for it by slashing $$$$ to education & Medicaid, leading to significant job cuts (2500 teacher layoffs in NYC), raising student to teacher ratioes dramatically, and not consulting with or including

      people with disabilities in his Medicaid reform commission. That is not consistent with Democratic values on core economic issues, but rather a clear pander to wall street financiers.

      As HUD Assistant Secretary Cuomo also gutted fair housing enforcement, resulting in HUD getting sued by disability rights activists and resignations among key Democratic housing enforcement officials. That should not play well in a Democratic primary and I would work actively to oppose such a nomination