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  •  I've said here before he has time on his side (0+ / 0-)

    If this happened in December 2014 instead of December 2012, Cuomo would be in trouble.

    But this controversy has plenty of time to pass without affecting him.

    That said, I can picture this mattering, and killing his chances.  In a primary, ideological and policy differences are few, and other stuff matters more.  So seemingly stabbing your own party and its loyal voters in the back is the sort of thing I can picture Iowa Democratic caucusgoers and NH primary voters caring about a couple years down the road.  You can't merely dismiss what's happening in the NY state Senate as "inside baseball" that voters ignore, when the voters are all of the same party and looking for bases to disqualify some choices to make it easier to pick a nominee.  Cuomo is handing them one basis to disqualify him, in a field where, for one example of how policy doesn't help him, probably everyone will support same-sex marriage (and at least one of his rivals, O'Malley, will have matched him in making it happen legislatively and outdone him in also getting direct voter ratification) so that one of his signature accomplishments won't stand out from the crowd.

    44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:14:26 AM PST

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