Cuomo Presidential Ambitions Eclipsed by Hillary’s Giant Shadow - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
Owing to the proliferation of conventional and social media, political campaigns are unending. Politico's already begun writing about a potential Gov. Andrew Cuomo vs. Hillary Clinton faceoff in the 2016 presidential primary.
So has the New York Times. Cuomo's aspirations are in limbo until Mrs. Clinton makes a decision, leaving the New York governor to focus on reelection in 2014. But that focus on New York State issues may be a sign that Cuomo is resigned to regional rather than national prominence. Cuomo seized upon the Newton tragedy to make the toughest gun laws in the country even tougher. New York State currently requires the registration of all handguns, even those kept at home.
On other fronts, Cuomo has stalled "fracking" in an appeal to the party's left. He hasn't made clear a final position, perhaps keeping that a hole card to play out at the right time. Still, with a political pedigree and deep roots in New York politics, Cuomo is the "man who would be king." Facts indicate that a major obstacle stands in Cuomo's way: Hillary Clinton.