Why Wouldn’t the Party Just Support Cuomo?

It’s not easy being Jay Jacobs, the State Democratic Party chair, appointed to the position by embattled Governor David Paterson.

After Paterson kicked off his campaign Saturday on Long Island–where he repeatedly, in some form or another, called himself the underdog–I asked Jacobs why he’s not supporting a more popular, better-funded Democrat like Andrew Cuomo, which would make the party more likely to retain the governorship.

“The decisions to support a candidate is not quite as simple as that,” he said, later adding, “That’s a very important and telling question.”

Jacobs also said there is lots of time between now and Election Day.

Why Wouldn’t the Party Just Support Cuomo?