Pataki running?

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    Pataki running?

    http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/07/pataki-seriously-considering-white-house-run/v704Db50rLXAcZDzsxtgMK/index.html?p1=Well_Politics_links

    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Former New York Governor George Pataki said today that he is still “seriously considering” a run for president.

    Pataki , who is honorary chairman of No American Debt, a group aimed at educating people about the federal debt, said he believes the debt crisis “really impacts the path the entire future of our country” and must be the cornerstone of any campaign.

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    I like Pataki and think he has a better shot than most of the "known" candidates.  He has an inspiring personal story (son of a mailman goes to Yale on scholarship; Columbia Law School; small-town mayor, Assemblyman, and "Dragon Slayer" of one of the Iconic figures of the Democrat left, Mario Cuomo) which wll play out well with the GOP electorate in primary states and will have huge cross-over appeal in New Hampshire.  He's Pro-choice.  On the economy, Pataki can speak better than anyone, including Mitt Romney.

    And lets face it, most of the others in the GOP mix basically aren't electable.  He's a moderate capable of patching together a coalition of establishment GOPs; Tea Partiers; "Reagan Democrats" in crossover states; and even some of the Ron Paul crowd.


     
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    Re: Pataki running?

    Pataki should have run for the US Senate in New York, he may well have won in 2010.
    Pro choice New Yorker doesnt have a great chance. 
    As to 'moderates' and electability, how did that "moderate" John McCain candidacy work out? 
    Yet conservatives Reagan and W both won 2 terms, didnt they?
     
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    [QUOTE]Pataki should have run for the US Senate in New York, he may well have won in 2010. Pro choice New Yorker doesnt have a great chance.  As to 'moderates' and electability, how did that "moderate" John McCain candidacy work out?  Yet conservatives Reagan and W both won 2 terms, didnt they?
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    McCain lost for a lot of reasons (Bush damage to Republicans, Palin, uninspiring old timer, some personal baggage, etc)
     
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    Re: Pataki running?

    Polls show Palin helped McCain.
     
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    In Response to Re: Pataki running?:
    [QUOTE] Yet conservatives Reagan and W  
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

     
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    Re: Pataki running?

    neither Raygun nor Dubya would pass the conservative smell test today
     

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