IF YOU TRUST THE NEW YORK POST TO PREDICT VP PICKS, DON'T FORGET...
... um, this:
Still want to bet the rent money that this Post "exclusive" is accurate?
Obama to ask Cuomo to be 2012 running mate: sources
A Prominent Republican is joining a prominent Democrat in predicting that Gov. Cuomo will become President Obama's running mate for vice president next year.
Former New York GOP boss William Powers, credited with playing a key role in electing Rudy Giuliani mayor and George Pataki governor, was effusive in his praise of Cuomo's successes in the just-ended legislative session, and in his prediction of the freshman governor's political future.
"Andrew had a fabulous session. It was fabulous. A property-tax cap, ethics reform and, for Democrats, gay marriage," said Powers.
"I don't think there's any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate. The president is in trouble and [Vice President Joseph] Biden doesn't bring anything to his ticket.
"The president will call him up later this year and say, 'Andrew, you have to do this for the good of the country.' What's Andrew going to say, 'No?'"
... Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown earlier this year also predicted that Obama would pick Cuomo to replace Biden....
Why is this absurd? It's not just the fact that neither of these prognosticators would have the slightest idea what Obama is planning. It's also the fact that Obama is terrified to endorse gay marriage -- Obama won't do that, but he's going to pick the pol most associated with gay marriage as his running mate? And what does Cuomo bring to the ticket? He's going to help Obama win, um, New York? Where Obama's already beating Generic Republican by 23 points?
Ridiculous. But it's Murdoch, so no surprise there.