"News 10 Now's sister station New York 1 is reporting that Governor George Pataki expects to announce in the next few weeks he's not seeking a fourth term, and is instead deciding whether to run for president. Pataki is said to have knowledge that he's a long shot for the nomination, but thinks he could be the GOP nominee for vice president in 2008. "A new Rocky! Whatever little Pataki accomplished when first elected have been long overshadowed by his willing participation in a sick system, which has made New York weaker, not stronger. He's a laughingstock in his home state -what makes him think that the good voters of New Hampshire or Iowa will pick him over, say, McCain?
Pataki must be on the pipe
I mean, he must if he thinks he can be taken seriously as a presidential candidate in today's Republican Party. But News10 in Syracuse is reporting that NY1 is reporting (whew!) that Pataki will not seek a fourth term.
But: this would open things up for a primary between Nassau's Tom Suozzi and Saint Rudy of Giuliani.
As Bill points out in comments, Suozzi's a democrat. Who knew?