By Tom Precious
ALBANY – While other Democrats are already pressing Hillary Clinton to consider running for president in 2016, put Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the undecided column.
The governor told Albany radio station WGDJ this morning that Clinton “is incredibly popular” and has “great experience.’’
Asked, though, if he would support her if she ran, Cuomo responded, “It’s a long way off.’’
Cuomo, who worked in President Bill Clinton’s cabinet as housing secretary, is eyeing his own possible run in 2016, though many Democrats believe he would not challenge Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary if she ran.
UPDATE: But one New York statewide official did not hestiate to sing Clinton's praises later today. "A lot of folks in a lot of positions are all waiting for Hillary's decision,'' state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a meeting with The Buffalo News editorial board. He noted he backed her 2008 presidential primary bid.
"Her tenure as Secretary of State has only made her stronger and better prepared. I can't think of anyone better prepared,'' DiNapoli said of a possible Clinton White House run.