The Democratic National Convention, which will formally nominate President Barack Obama for his re-election campaign and officially kick off the general election, is a big, partisan party where top-name Democrats from across the country will hobnob and schmooze while rising stars give speech after speech.
But Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of the most popular governors in the United States and a potential presidential candidate in 2016, won’t be doing much there: he’s only going to be in attendance for one day, won’t give a speech, and asked Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver to announce the state delegation’s vote. Naturally, some have speculated that his low-key national activity is an intentional precursor to an eventual presidential campaign. Read More