Dick Morris, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, thinks there is a new name that is going to be thrown into the Democratic presidential primary ring very soon.
According to the Washington Examiner, Morris thinks New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) could very easily steal the nomination away from the current frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, based on his coronavirus crisis performance.
Cuomo to steal the nomination
Morris recently appeared on John Catsimatidis’ radio show to drop the political bombshell.
According to Morris, the newfound popularity of Gov. Cuomo could allow him to unseat Biden from his post at the top of the leaderboard.
“It is perfectly possible for Cuomo to replace Biden as the nominee. Biden has at the moment about 1,200 delegates, but you need 1,900 to win the nomination. And most of the states have postponed their primaries,” Morris said.
On last weekend’s New York primary being postponed, Morris opined: “I think Cuomo may have postponed it so that he would increase his chances. You could have a write-in movement for Cuomo.”
Morris joins a slew of other political commentators who have speculated that Biden could end up being completely replaced on the 2020 ticket.
Could it happen?
There are several holes in Morris’s theory that are very apparent, however — including are several major roadblocks to Cuomo snagging the nomination.
First, Cuomo has missed every filing deadline in existence to run for president. Second, regardless of the New York primary, at this point, Biden is all but assured to win the nomination outright.
There is now talk that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ top advisers want him to drop out, but that may not even be necessary at this point.
Biden has secured 1,217 delegates and needs less than 800 more. With about 1,700 delegates still to be had, the nomination is pretty much a gimme for Biden at this point — even if Sanders stays in.
Cuomo himself also shot down rumors that he could be planning a presidential bid. “I am not running for president. I was never running for president,” he stated during a press conference on March 30, according to Breitbart. “I said from day one I wasn’t running for president.”