Politico is reporting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not look like a 2016 presidential candidate -- and Dick Harpootlian knows why.
Early-primary state party leaders said they are getting wooed by White House wannabes but not Cuomo.
Harpootlian, the former S.C. Democratic party chairman, was (kind of) at a loss for words when asked about the Empire State boss.
Dick Harpootlian, the long-active South Carolina Democrat and former state party chairman, had a simple response when asked about Cuomo: “Who? Who? Who?”
He recalled, as state chairman, reaching out a few times to Cuomo’s aides to see if he might come speak at fundraising events for the party.
Harpootlian was rebuffed “in rather terse terms every time,” he said. “Nobody saying, ‘Hey, give us a rain check’ none of that. It was just sort of, ‘No.’ Which to me indicated he has no interest whatsoever in running for president.”