When President Obama comes to New York Tuesday as the leader of the free world, he will immediately become the second most popular Democrat in the state, after Governor Andrew Cuomo. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill has more...
Make that third most popular, after Obama's secretary of state, former New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or perhaps fourth, after former President Bill Clinton.
Obama, Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton depend on, and sometimes compete against, one another. And people around the two New Yorkers are talking up 2016 presidential runs, although neither politician will deny or confirm plans.
So there is sure to be plenty of focus on Obama's visit to a nanotech research facility in Albany. The governor will be there and the chemistry between the two inevitably will be scrutinized.
Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.
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