Spokesman: Former New York Gov. George Pataki May Enter 2012 Presidential Race

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former New York Governor George Pataki may join the growing list of Republicans seeking the White House in 2012, according to spokesman.

David Catalfamo told the Associated Press that Pataki was taking a harder look at running for the White House in 2012.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports: President Pataki?

Among the factors  weighing on Pataki’s mind include what the spokesman called a lack of serious by President Barack Obama to deal with the nation’s debt and a thin Republican field.

For months, Pataki and his supporters have been hinting at a potential run, and have been putting out feelers in search of support, the Daily News reported.

There’s no word yet on when Pataki may make an announcement.

Pataki is a moderate, and would join a field led by fierce conservatives like Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Libertarian Ron Paul is also leading the pack following the Iowa Straw Poll, but most observers consider his chances of winning the Republican nomination a long shot at best.

Pataki has recently visited Iowa and New Hampshire. He has formed a non-profit called No American Debt, which is running ads in both those states.

Pataki served three terms as Governor of New York. He was in office during the 9/11 attacks. He reportedly considered running for Senate in 2009, but passed on it.

What do you think about a possible President Pataki? Should he enter the race? Does he have a chance at winning? Sound off in our comments section.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Reverend Rev says:

    The question isn’t whether Pataki will “choose” to run but whether the Republican Party will ORDER him to run.

    Remember that politics is FAKE, just like professional wrestling or the Academy Awards – everything is scripted and rehearsed, with all outcomes decided YEARS in advance.

  2. KPMc says:

    “Former New York Governor George Pataki may join the growing list of Republicans seeking the White House in 2012, according to spokesman.”

    “according to spokesman”

    Who’s spokesman?

    “Among the factors weighing on Pataki’s mind include what the spokesman called a lack of serious by President Barack Obama to deal with the nation’s debt and a thin Republican field.”

    “a lack of serious?” Seriously?

    I think either CBS has a lack of journalism/writing skills or this phantom spokesman shouldn’t be in the business of speaking or issuing statements.

  3. Joe M says:

    Just can’t write ANYTHING about Ron Paul without taking a pot shot at him, eh? Who are these “observers”? Media elites, that’s who. And the average citizens are getting sick of the media telling them what to think.

  4. Ella Guru says:

    Ron Paul IS leading. He is the only capable candidate.

  5. KJ says:

    Ron Paul is also leading the pack, therefor his chance of winning is good. That is what you have to do to win — lead the pack. Not satisfy the chattering class.

  6. Schmellma Arss says:

    Cute little bastid ain’t he!

  7. Joseph Bee says:

    Good choice….I don’t need the Dem’s redistributing my money; and I don’t need the social conservatives praying for me.

  8. your wacky pataki says:

    Just what we need another dumb George as president

    1. tom doherty says:

      dumb? Yale and Columbia Law review. the only dumb thing is your ignorant comment

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