Catch of the Day: Imagining a Mario Cuomo Presidency

Would Cuomo have had a better early presidency than Bill Clinton?

What could have been.

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The Catch goes to Jonathan Ladd, who points out that a Mario Cuomo presidency beginning in 1993 would have disappointed liberals. I agree. On policy, at least, it would have been difficult to distinguish the hypothetical Cuomo presidency from the actual Bill Clinton presidency. By 1993, we were solidly into the era of the partisan presidency, and so party, rather than person, would have determined any administration's policies.

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