Dozens of the nation's governors are at the White House today for a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden, part of the last day of the National Governors Association's winter conference.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will not be among them. Instead, he's in Albany, addressing the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials.
This morning, I linked to a Governors Journal interview with Republican governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who is currently the target of union-backed recall effort, in which Walker referred to Andrew Cuomo as an example of a Democratic state executive who has taken a similar position to his on public-employee pension costs. The story didn't include a specific quote.
The author of the article, Dean Pagani, was kind enough to share some of his notes from that interview.
The Mario Effect: Last time a group of presidential challengers was this unimpressive, there was a reason
If the outsize attention being paid to Donald Trump's ridiculous presidential stunt indicates anything meaningful, it's just how extraordinarily ill-formed and underwhelming the Republican primary field is right now. Previously scheduled debates are now being canceled or moved to the fall because no one knows who's running—Romney as prohibitive front-runner, somehow, hardly seems more credible than Trump as runner-up—even though in past cycles, the fields were fairly clear at this stage and the candidates were actively campaigning.(1)