President Obama Visits The Nys Capital

05.08.12 | Bob Price

Beside Obama through much of the visit, will be Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made jobs and the economy part of his "New Democrat" movement in his campaign in 2010. Cuomo also shows a Democratic executive can forge a fiscally conservative agenda and work closely with Republicans, something with the president has struggled with in Washington.

"This Presidential appearance proves by inference what is wrong in Washington, by showing what is right in Albany," said Bruce Gyory, consultant to governors and a Political Science Professor at the University At Albany.

"Gov. Cuomo has a time-tested and honored role in American politics," Gyory said. "As the most popular governor from his party in the country, Cuomo is a prized commodity for President Obama."

The speech comes a day after Obama's campaign released a new ad on the economy, the issue Republicans see as his greatest vulnerability.

The ad says the country is "coming back" after the economic meltdown caused by actions "all before this President took the oath." The ad is running in battleground states, which do not include New York.