I don't know if this Dicker analysis makes much sense. Fred muses that Democrats fear a weak GOP candidate in next year's reelection of Andrew Cuomo as governor because a blowout race will not give Mr. Cuomo the national boost he needs for the 2016 Presidential race.
I would think a comfortable win...which he will get...would affirm his national ambitions.
There are a couple of county executives who may oppose the incumbent in 2014 and while both are credible candidates on the issues, the Cuomo margin will be in the mid 60s, which is healthy even though NY is a very blue state.
Gov. Cuomo fears weak GOP opponent in re-election bid could hurt presidential aspirations - NYPOST.com