- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was ever weighing a fight against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, he should probably abandon those dreams based on his pitiful first week of book sales.

According to New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, Mr. Cuomo’s “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life,” sold a measly 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales.

Ms. Chozick, citing industry tracking tool BookScan, also noted that Mrs. Clinton’s “Hard Choices,” released in June, sold 920 hardcover copies in the same period. That book sold about 100,000 in its first week, Politico reported.

Though the sales are embarrassing for Mr. Cuomo, at least he’s making an easy buck. Mr. Cuomo received an advance worth more than $700,000 for the literary dud, The New York Times reported.

Mr. Cuomo hasn’t been visiting presidential battleground states despite an easy re-election bid, but CBS New York noted that he’s made publicized trips to Afghanistan and Israel and has been doing plenty of media appearances.

He might be better off taking the money and staying in New York, as sales of “All Things Possible” seem to indicate he doesn’t have much of a chance elsewhere.

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