ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. George Pataki, less than eight months from the end of his 12-year tenure as governor and eyeing a possible 2008 presidential run, is far from being “Mr. Popularity” when it comes to New York voters.
In fact, a well-regarded national strategist has advised New York’s Republican state senators to keep their distance from the three-term governor this fall as they seek re-election, according to GOP officials.
Pataki should simply stop before he starts. He is a weak moderate and takes no stands for either side. I (being a conservative) feel he’s too liberal. Although to be a Republican Governor in New York State, you have to be.
However, I don’t think he has widespread appeal to democrats or conservative republicans. He will be crushed in any Republican primary. At least that would be my prediction. He has nothing to offer. His record in New York is non-existent except for some minor things.
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