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  •  Man (5+ / 0-)

    I can't get over how much Cuomo sucks.

    Is there any constituency that would back him in a presidential run?

    •  Rich dudes who are also social liberals? (2+ / 0-)
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      Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

      by Gygaxian on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 06:52:30 PM PST

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      •  Rich Manhattanites, then (0+ / 0-)

        Not many votes there but he'd be well-financed.

        •  Don't forget Westchester County (1+ / 0-)
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          which is where he lives. I imagine he will play well in a lot of wealthy suburban areas that have been trending Democratic.

          As much as I dislike him, he is actually a very complex person policy-wise. He is pretty fiscally conservative (no tax increases on the wealthy and the property tax cap), but he will hang his hat on things like same sex marriage and gun control.

          He has a huge affordable housing initiative, which might make everybody remember that he was once the head of HUD. And I assume he will play up his efforts to end discriminatory lending at HUD as a means attract minorities into his coalition.

          He is just fascinating because he manages to get progressives policies accomplished in the least progressive forms possible. I wonder if he ever runs if most voters can tell the nuanced differences.

          M, 24, School: MI-12, Home: NY-18

          by slacks on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 09:41:43 PM PST

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    •  I certainly wouldn't (4+ / 0-)

      but for a different reason than you.

      My biggest problem with him, besides his opposing any kind of tax increases on the rich, is that he seems to have no loyalty whatsoever to the Democratic Party. Not only has he never campaigned for Democratic state legislative candidates, but he clearly supports having the Republicans effectively in control of the State Senate, and he even said that it was "disappointing" that St. Sen. Stephen Saland (R) was defeated in 2012 by a Democrat.

      Essentially, he seems to be only looking out for himself, and completely unwilling to help the Democratic Party in any way.

      As for your question, the only constituency I can think of is Wall Street. And while Wall Street can provide money, the one thing it can't provide nowadays is votes. I hope he doesn't run, but if he does, someone like Martin O'Malley or Kirsten Gillibrand, not to mention Hillary, would easily defeat him in the Democratic primary.

      (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

      by ProudNewEnglander on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 06:52:54 PM PST

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    •  My father (0+ / 0-)

      and other New Democrats.

      21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
      Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

      by jncca on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 05:28:36 PM PST

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