George Pataki Heavily Hints 2016 Run, Even Though ‘People Don’t Remember Who I Am’
“Who else is running doesn’t affect what we do, but we have taken the first step, which is creating a super PAC,” Pataki, who left office in 2006 and went into the private sector, told Steve Malzberg, adding that while “I can’t say that I will be a candidate,” he plans on going to New Hampshire to stump, which means yeah, he’s gonna go for it.
Pataki said that his time away from government — especially since things have gone rapidly downhill since 2006 — would be an asset rather than a hinderance. “If I, as I expect, do choose to run, I think the fact that I have had this time away from government, away from politics, is a positive,” he said. It does make it harder to run — people don’t remember who I am — but we can remind them of it.”
So why are you now coming back to be a thing, nine years after you left office?
“I honestly think that the condition of our world, the condition of our government, are the worst they have been in certainly over a decade, and we need to change things. I know that I have the background, the experience, and I believe I have the vision to be able to fundamentally change the way that Washington functions.”
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