Cuomo’s Been There, Done That On National Conventions


Yes, then HUD secretary Andrew Cuomo was active at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. But he was then in the Clinton administration and stumping for Al Gore as president.

It’s not the same situation in 2012, the Democratic governor told reporters today. He plans to make a one-day trip to the Charlotte convention on Thursday, Sept. 6, the event’s last day.

“I went to many, many conventions for many, many years. And I understand that,” Cuomo said in Manhattan. “My job now is governor of the state of New York. That’s what I’m doing.”

Cuomo is considered a leading presidential candidate in 2016. His father, Mario, stepped into the national spotlight in 1984 when he gave a rousing keynote address, and then struggled with the decision of whether to run for president in 1988 and 1992.

Cuomo said he’s focused on his current job. He said his active schedule at the 2000 convention, which was detailed by Monday by Reid Pillifant, was at the behest of the Clinton administration, which he was a part of.

Cuomo said he believes in the good that an effective government can do, and he said it’s a message that will be articulated at the convention next month, and, “They don’t need me to do it.”

As for back home, Cuomo said it’s unclear whether there will be a special session of the state Legislature before year’s end. Lawmakers are widely believed to be considering a December return to vote themselves a pay raise.

Cuomo said a special session might depend on the outcome of the November elections, and Cuomo hasn’t said whether he supports a pay hike. Republicans hold a 33-29 seat majority in the Senate.

“I think we have to wait to see what happens at the election. There’s a possibility of one in late November, depending on what happens,” Cuomo said. “You won’t know until the day after Election Day. I wouldn’t even bet until after Election Day.”


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  1. In plain English, if Romney swamps Obama, none of them who are up for election will have the nerve to ask for a pay raise. If Obama wins, or even wins big in NY, they’ll think they have carte blanche to feather their financial nests because of the plethora of Dem voters. Nice deal for a part-time job. If they don’t have the nerve to raise their pay, be assured that they will make up for it by quietly adding for themselves additional perks and monetary charades.

  2. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Well! Considering the “current qualities” of the Candidates ” For The Office of The President” if Amtrak Coumo is considered from last night to today ” a leading candidate for 2016″ then I may hope that ( by that time) the New Tappan Zee Bridge is completed so may be I can jump from it! ( Joke) !

    If these ” bankrupt souls” want to sit in The White House I must remind The Americans of The Prayer that Vice President John Adams recited and is pasted in the Dinning Room of The White House!

    If by any chance Coumo makes it there! The White House may become a Pink House! What do you think! Someone in the back seat said ” But! HABIB it is already become a Pinky House!

    Where is The Dignity of The Ceremony of A US Head of STATE? Certainly, not attending Oprah Show! How many People know what Alexander Hamilton advised His Boss The First President of The United States?… When asked by President GW ! These People have P.Diddying the Dignity of The Executive Branch of Government! Go ask Harry Reid the Mormon Senator!

    If ” Harry Reed Boy! Can.say what He said about the Current President then I see no problems when I say anything or any American says anything! It’s fine what goes for Reed Boy ( as Lawmaker) should go for me and all American Americans!

    The Hypocrisy is overexposing itself! Say it again Harry Boy!

    HABIBHASAN-An An American Storyteller

  3. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Mr.Andrew Coumo needs to learn a lesson from Daddy’s experience why not to run for President! What part and message the Daddy and Son don’t understand? ( Joke)

    And, this is what Exactly The Founding Fathers were scared of May happen in American they build! The attempts to accquired and fail ( not only after arriving in Boat ) and grooming the Son to do the same is like ” adamantly opposing” the very Purpose of The Social Contract or Structures of Our American Form of Government! This is no way fit in ” the very Purpose of Service” This reflects Private Deprivation Suffering Syndrome Symptoms!

    The Media can publish Photos and A Few who Swing and are so fit in fine tune the Songs of The Ruler so at par that THE VARITAS trumble in shock!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  4. Lest we forget – This guy, when he ran HUD, single-handedly created the fiscal housing crisis in this country by forcing banks through Fanny and Freddy to loan money to millions of deadbeats in the interest of “fairness,” and “race relations.” Who in holy hell is kidding whom?

  5. HABIBHASAN- An American Storyteller on

    Crash! Here is a Joke! If the Pace of Public Opinion ( which is indirectly what The Poets of American Press inculcate in abusing the Press Freedom Selling the Behind ( self esteem ) ” behind and bending” the Rules or Ethics of Journalism and It’s Credo!…

    The emphasis is on the words ” behind ‘ and ” bending”….LOL!

    There may be a time comming during Our Lifetime where even Fart will claim that ” Hey! I Stink; I am a leading President Candidate for 2016!

    AND THE PRESS WILL NOT SAY ” Hey! Fart! But, aren’t you just a Fart ( that farted Friday to Friday'” a total of 7 nights only; and you want to be not only the President but aboveall ” a leading candidate”? LOL

    THE Campaign Poster will be like this:

    FART ( For President)
    STINK ( For Vice President)
    For 2016*

    *The Background Clot of This Sign or Poster will be in Pink Color!… LOL!

    HABIBHASANAn American Storyteller