Sheldon Silver Might or Might Not Back David Paterson

Who out there thinks Andrew Cuomo might run for governor?

“I do,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told Fred Dicker on WGDJ. “I think he’s clearly showed he’s popular and has always wanted to be governor, and I think he senses thinks it’s his opportunity.”

It’s been clear for quite awhile, what with Governor David Paterson far behind the attorney general in approval rating and, presumably, fund-raising.

But Mr. Silver was coy about who he’d support. “I want to do what’s best for the Democratic Party,” Silver said. “I want to elect members of Congress, members of the Assembly, Democratic members of the Senate, and I want the strongest ticket possible out there in order to do that.”

“Where I will be, let’s talk in June,” Mr. Silver said. Or maybe January?

Sheldon Silver Might or Might Not Back David Paterson