According to a CNBC reporter, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s terrible first-week book sales may just be a referendum on whether people expect him to be a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
As we reported on Wednesday, the Democratic governor sold only 945 copes of his memoir, All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and in Life, with no help from his rejection of media invites from big platforms like MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
“He’s probably got 900 family members,” CNBC correspondent John Harwood joked about the 945 sales figure.
He continued: “This is embarrassing. And I think it’s a reflection of the fact that Andrew Cuomo — as high of an office as he’s ascended to — is not an especially likable person in terms of his public demeanor. And if he had a serious shot at the presidential race, then people might buy in anticipation of that, but I don’t think he does.”
Anchor Tyler Mathisen noted that in order for Cuomo’s publisher to break even on the $700,000 advance they rewarded the governor, the book would have to rake in another $671,659.45 in sales. Oof.
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