City Hall Dispatch: Mayor Cuomo?
Grace Rauh kicks the Cuomo-for-mayor can down the street with a story on the front page of yesterday's NY Sun.
The article points out that:
A) none of the current candidates are exciting voters much
B) As current Attorney General and former HUD secretary (and former gubernatorial candidate) Cuomo is perhaps more qualified qualified than anyone else.
c) He's put forth a good record in the AG's chair, continuing on the Eliot Spitzer tradition of crusading attorneys general, and the people have responded, giving him a 62% approval rating, higher than either Christine Quinn's or Bill Thompson's.
Plus, as City Hall News noted earlier this month
Cuomo's options for advancement are slim. With a Democratic field lacking a towering figure, the mayor's race may provide an opening. City Hall, after all, is just a short walk from his apartment.
It is also worth noting that, unlike some other '09 mentionables like Scott Stringer and Jerrold Nadler, Cuomo is outside the whole Manhattan political orbit, so wouldn't need to worry about upsetting the boat anywhere.
Except, of course, at the polls.