Politics: Return of the Mario Scenario

Return of the Mario Scenario

In 1988 New York Governor Mario Cuomo tantalized and frustrated Democrats by flirting with the presidential race before finally declining to run. Last week, while accepting his party's nomination for a third term, he stirred inevitable speculation about his designs on the White House in 1992.

Cuomo refused to promise that he would serve a full four-year term as Governor. He has already been doing some Washington bashing and finger waving about Republican greed's being the cause of the savings and loan mess; he considered deleting one such section from his address last week, then decided to leave it in. New...

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