It’s a slow news day I’ll indulge my fascination with the idea of former New York governor George Pataki running for president. Pataki has no charisma and isn’t especially conservative. He’s like a more boring, less accomplished Huntsman. Not even Joe Scarborough could pretend to feel the Pakmentum. Unlike Giuliani, Pataki isn’t an attention whore so I don’t think he’d run just to do cell phone tricks in front of big crowds.
On the other hand, I could see Pataki hurting Romney in New Hampshire, where Pataki has already been campaigning on the DL. Pataki is from the Hudson Valley, but he seems a lot more New England than any of the other Republican candidates do.
A spokesman has confirmed that former Governor George Pataki is strongly considering entering the crowded race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Sources say Pataki, who left office in 2007, could make an announcement as early as next week.[…..]
The former governor was recently spotted watching the last Republican presidential debate at a bar in Chelsea.
And of course, what better way to get ready to run as a conservative than by hanging around bars in Chelsea?