ABC News reported yesterday,
“As the number of Americans impacted by the deadly coronavirus continues to climb, some voters looking for decisive action are turning to state leaders for guidance– chief among them, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose daily press conferences and emphatic communication style has gradually captivated audiences across the nation over the last month.
“Ardent supporters of Cuomo are seeking to plant presidential seeds online by launching a “Draft Cuomo 2020” Twitter account, and launching a Change.Org petition that calls the governor “a perfect foil to foil President Trump declares, “after COVID19 crisis, Gov. Cuomo should be considered for VP or drafted as the nominee.”
I think I’ve heard this kind of talk before. Oh, right, I’ve written about Cuomo for President twice now, on March 22 (https://around-the-block.com/2020/03/22/andrew-cuomo-yes-andrew-cuomo/) and on March 26 (https://around-the-block.com/2020/03/26/andrew-cuomo-yes-andrew-cuomo-2/).
My take? There is one plausible and easy option to a Cuomo candidacy: Biden and Bernie drop out and their delegates move their support to Cuomo.
No petitions. No draft. No smoke-filled rooms. No VP talk. No DNC Convention floor fight to put Democrats in a negative light that Trump can exploit. (If there even is a Convention).
With Cuomo upstaging Trump everyday, Trump is so enraged with jealously that he won’t know how to defend himself against an opponent like Cuomo; his incoherence on the campaign trail will be palpable.
As I wrote last month, “If Trump was afraid of facing Biden, he must be REALLY afraid of facing Cuomo!
“With Cuomo locked in, there will be no need for anymore primary campaigning or electioneering. Cuomo won’t have to take his eye off the Covid-19 ball and can continue to do the excellent job he’s currently doing. And, perhaps with his designation as the presumptive Democratic nominee, he’ll also have the credibility to spread his wisdom to other states as well. And while he’s leading the fight against the pandemic, Biden, DNC chair Tom Perez and yes, even Barack Obama, can lead the political fight against Trump.”
Over and out; it’s that simple. If the Democratic Party and Democratic leadership are willing to do something bold and unorthodox!
As it is written: “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”
Or, as Elizabeth Warren might say as she sees my “Countdown to Trump’s Last Day” clock reading “293 days,” “How do we know that Ted’s Countdown Clock actually works? He has a plan for that: Andrew Cuomo.“