Andrew Cuomo: Weiner and Spitzer comeback bids are just ‘political theater’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said in an interview airing Monday that comeback bids being mounted by Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer amount merely to "political theater."

"It's great theater," Cuomo told CBS "This Morning." "It's part of the charm of New York. We tend to have the eccentric, we tend to have the entertaining. And this is a little political theater. I think that's all people think of it. I don't think they think anything more of it."

At the same time, Cuomo declined to say whether either Weiner or Spitzer should be running, noting that it's a very personal decision that must be arrived at with great thought.

Cuomo a few weeks back was asked about Weiner's mayoral bid and said "shame on us" if he's elected. He later said that he was joking.

As for his own potential presidential run, Cuomo said he's "not at all" focused on it. He faces reelection in 2014.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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Aaron Blake · July 22, 2013