Former Governor Eliot Spitzer, debuting as a member of Inside City Hall‘s “Wise Guys” panel on NY1, thinks current Governor Andrew Cuomo should quietly encourage talk of him as a presidential candidate in 2016 as “a way to build and accentuate power.” In particular, Mr. Spitzer thinks Mr. Cuomo is cleverly using his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, as a pawn in that game, having him pitch his presidential prospects to private groups, for example.
“No, no,” Mr. Spitzer asserted when asked if a potential presidential candidate should squash this sort of boosting. “Clearly you have somebody out there in Andrew’s case, I presume, who’s sparking the conversation. In his case it’s his dad. It’s a good co-conspirator in this game. On the other hand, you pretend that you’re not paying any attention, you’re only going to focus on doing the job because you don’t want to seem to want it.” Read More