ALBANY, N.Y. - The crowd Governor Cuomo addressed Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina was certainly on a smaller scale, but his words still had purpose.
Cuomo did his own part to campaign for President Obama and the democratic party on a smaller scale, but many wonder could Cuomo's leadership in New York translate into a Presidential run in four years?
"Do I think he's going to head for a primary? You bet I do," says Barbara Bartoletti, the legislative director for the League of Women Voters.
Bartoletti says while Cuomo could be positioning himself for a White House bid in 2016, he likely made a strategic decision not to put himself center stage at the Democratic National Convention.
"From what I know of Governor Cuomo, everything is very carefully planned and I think this Governor wants to get a few more notches in his belt of accomplishments in NYS," says Bartoletti. "So I think he was perfectly willing to sit back."
Bartoletti says a lot could happen in four years and the country could be in a different place economically and socially at that point. But she does believe Cuomo wants to be a contender in 2016.
"Don't forget, he has been in Washington," says Bartoletti. "He was in the Clinton administration, so he has that taste of Washington. He knows his way around Washington. So by all accounts, he's doing the right thing to position himself there if indeed that's what he wants to do."