When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked if he was going to run for president he responded,
“That is on one hand flattering, and on the the other irrelevant, but the answer is no, nope, absolutely not.”
He brushed off rumors that some Democratic insiders believe he could be a stronger candidate than Joe Biden to oust President Trump in November.
“I’m not running for president. I’m not running for vice president,” he said. “I am staying here.”
Cuomo stressed that he vowed to serve out his term as governor when he ran for re-election in 2018.
With Bernie Sanders bowing out of the race, suddenly Joe Biden is the for sure the Democrat candidate. Gov. Cuomo emphatically ruled out speculation that he could replace Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket. or join the ticket as a vice presidential candidate.
“I am going to do what I said I am going to do,” he said. “Period. End of story.”
He even had basically the same responses on TV when he was being questioned by his brother, Chris Cuomo, who is a journalist on CNN, and was at home recovering from COVID-19.
Time will tell if he does what he says. After all, he is a politician.