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Sound Off: Cuomo for President in 2016?

Even Republicans have praised Andrew Cuomo's first year as governor; could a ticket to the White House be in his future?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest legislative victory--pushing a tax deal through the legislature that cuts income taxes for the middle class and raises them on the state's wealthiest--has the chatter of a Cuomo run for the presidency in 2016 fired up again. 

"Cuomo surely knows a deal struck with the Republican-controlled Senate and Democrat-dominated Assembly will boost his national standing for a 2016 presidential run," writes the Daily News' Kenneth Lovett. "Performing amid partisanship is in short supply on the national stage."

Four men have been elected president after serving as governor of New York: Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Sure, we are still a year away from the 2012 presidential election, but it's always fun to speculate...so let's hear it.

Does Andrew Cuomo have a shot at winning the presidency in 2016? Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

The Westchester News December 13, 2011 at 06:26 PM
People do not like him, he's anti social, and distant from the public because he knows the public does not like him, he knows he did not win the governors seat legit, the election was fixed. He knows the public does not like him. America will not accept his demeanor or arrogance and all the people who moved out of New York State because of the corruption that has been going on for years here, they're not buying Andrew Cuomo's agenda. Everybody knows he wants to be the President, yeah right! We all have wants... the biggest problem with Andrew Cuomo is he can be bought at the right price, and that is dangerous for the working class who are nobody's with nothing. He's not our leader, he's not for union, he's not for morals and he's anti-American, he's rich and greedy and he looks down on the working class. I am the wife and daughter of a Teamster and I was up close to Andrew Cuomo, he's a snob. Everything I wrote here is the truth... He has no morals and he's connected and controlled by the almighty dollar bill. Look at the potholes in New York and look at the litter on the streets and the foreclosed homes, and look Andrew Cuomo in the face when he is telling you he's doing a great job as Governor, he's nothing but a lie. No, Andrew Cuomo will not be President in 2016!
Joseph LoSchiavo December 13, 2011 at 09:59 PM
He's in an interesting position...aDemocrat popularist, with no union backing. Like it or not, lets face it, he did bring about change....time will tell if that change was good. In time, look first at th ed school system. More to come......
Dan Michaels December 13, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Andrew, like his father is a liberal at heart and agenda LIke his father Mario, he is looking for a way to take funds out of the NYSPRS to balance the NYS budget. The NYS Retirees Pension System is financially sound and is one of the highest rated pension funds in the Nation. Yet Andrew, like his Fater Mario did when he was Governor, is looking for the easy score and would without hesitation steal the pension monies of NYS employees including teachers, laborers, police and fire, etc,. and use it to balance the NYS Budget. Mario did it and was taken to court by the NYS Comptroller, and Governor Marion Cuomo was forced to re-pay the monies taken from the NYSPRS back. His latest "all avenues will be explored" includes another attempted raid upon the NYSPRS. Wait and see. Ethically, he's living in the State Captial with a woman who's not his wife, yet our tax dollars are being spent for her housing and food while sharing the bed of Andrew, the Governor. He is out for himself. He was part of the Clinton cabinet and if you trace his history there you'll see he wasn't very competent. He needs handlers, just like our current President, and without them, his rude and arrogant personality shines through. No, I don't see this man being a viable candidate for the White House, or as any role model. Morally, ethichally, and human quailities challenged and is lucky to be where he is. Not my kind of leader or man.
The Westchester News December 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Andrew Cuomo brought on change for who? Who? Not the union workers, no, he brought on change for the gay population, well, I'm not gay, therefore, he's done nothing for all the men and women and families who have been out of work for a couple of years, and he has done nothing for the people who have lost their homes after being scammed by Country Wide Home Loans and Bank of America! He has done nothing for the working class, middle class who by the way are unemployed and see no hope insight. Andrew Cuomo is all smoke and mirrors and the union leaders better wake up before they don't have a job. America built it's pride with Unions, and without them we will be 3rd world. Andrew Cuomo is a poor little rich boy, his father was the Governor, poor kid. My father was a truck driver and he lived from paycheck to paycheck, lol, Andrew Cuomo would jump out a window with the rest of his wall street buddy's if he had to live like us.
Larry December 14, 2011 at 01:44 PM
They only way i would even consider this guy if he goes after the teachers union and gets rid of corrupt laws like the triborough amendment and gets rid of public pensions. i am sick and tired of footing the bill for someone else, pay your own way and if its not enough then get another job stop leeching of the taxpayer.
majortom1981 December 14, 2011 at 04:43 PM
He is changing things slowly . Look at what he just got passed. Higher taxes on people making 2 million and up .HE got democrats and republicans to agree to that. HE did something the federal government cannot do. If he can do that in NYS I would think he can get the two parties to work together at the federal level.
Dan Michaels December 14, 2011 at 05:12 PM
I'd re-examine your Cuomo hypothesis on getting both parties together. The Democrats are the super majority in the Legislature. Additionally, our Democratic President Obama also had the majority of both Houses when he took office and held that advantage for two years. He accomplished exactly what?
Elizabeth K December 14, 2011 at 05:54 PM
I Like him. He would get my vote.
Skinny December 14, 2011 at 06:42 PM
I'd vote for a can of orange juice before I'd vote for Cuomo.
Skinny December 14, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Larry, I think I love you!
James M. December 20, 2011 at 09:41 PM
Wow this is the most bogus uninformed post I think i Have read.

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