On Thursday, Cuomo appeared on WGDJ-AM, a radio station in Albany, and confirmed the Obama campaign has asked him to serve as a surrogate. The Obama campaign told media outlets that inquired that Cuomo's schedule hasn't been nailed down. But the very fact that he will serve as a surrogate was newsworthy enough to earn clips in the New York Times
, the Wall Street Journal
, the Village Voice
, the New York Daily News
, the New York Observer
, the Waterbury Republican American
, New York Magazine
and the Westchester Journal-News
(and then we stopped counting).
Breaking! Democratic politician stumps for Democratic presidential candidate!
Only one other potential 2016 contender gets the same kind of breathless attention Cuomo earns: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
. O'Malley, Klobuchar, Warner and the rest can only watch in envy.
"I'll do whatever they ask me to do, but I don't want to step over a line that could fuel speculation of 'Well, Cuomo's looking to run in 2016,'" Cuomo said in the interview on WGDJ.
Too late, Andy. Too late.