Salon on Pataki: "The saddest Republican candidacy of them all"

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Steve Kornacki over at has one of the best political reporting minds out there. Today he's added his two cents to the pile of pennies pinning the nascent Pataki for President campaign to the concrete. As we reported earlier this week, there's very little enthusiasm for a Pataki campaign out there. That is, unless your name is George Pataki. From Kornacki's piece:

There's a reason why George Pataki seems to be moving toward a presidential campaign, but "because Republicans want him to" is not it.

The word this week is that the former New York governor's entry into the GOP race is imminent, and that he may use an event in Iowa this weekend to announce his plans. An official campaign website even went live for a brief period on Wednesday before being taken down. Not that we should be too surprised by all of this: Pataki has been trying hard for two years now to force his name into the 2012 mix.

And that's the problem: Republican leaders and activists have been hungry for new '12 options for a long time, but never once have they looked at Pataki and said, "Now there's our answer!"

That doesn't appear to be stopping the former governor. Not one bit.


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You have to remember PatakiStein was created in 1994 by Arthur Finkelstein who then plotted to make him President in 2008 but that plan failed he did not even enter the race.

In 2010 Arthur gave us LazioStein for Governor and that failed.

Now in 2011 he has revised PatakiStein  aka "The Big Yawn" and hopes to win the 2012 GOP Nomination for president.

The old say goes three strikes and you are out and this may well be his third strike, but he will make a buck and that is what is most important in these tough fiscal times.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

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