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    NY Gov Paterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    NY Gov Paterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Fox News televised press conference.

    He bowed out graciously and without seeming to break down emotionally.

    Gov. David Paterson drops election bid; announcement expected soon - NYPOST.com
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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Obama, Rangel, Reid, Pelosi, and Patterson had bad days yesterday.

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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama, Rangel, Reid, Pelosi, and Patterson had bad days yesterday.
    Hopefully they'll have more.
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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    With regards to Patterson, this is an object lesson in not to buck the wishes of the leaders of the Democratic Party.
    Nonetheless I liked the way he stated he would no longer be running for office, although I have my doubts he will be permitted the luxury of serving out the remainder of his term.

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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    I'm waiting for Gov. Ravitch. It would just be the cherry on top of a glorious few years of Democratic rule here in NY. The best part?

    Despite having two different Dem governors go down in huge scandals, the Dem controlled legislature fall apart and become ungovernable, and a Dem representative who slashed his girlfriend's face, come this fall, we're going to elect another Democratic governor by something like a 65-35 margin.

    God bless NY.
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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    With regards to Patterson, this is an object lesson in not to buck the wishes of the leaders of the Democratic Party.
    Nonetheless I liked the way he stated he would no longer be running for office, although I have my doubts he will be permitted the luxury of serving out the remainder of his term.
    They are right. Patterson's approval ratings were in the 30's. He has baggage the size of a steamer trunk and would be a bad candidate for the party should he have run against a Republican. I think they learned their lessons from Corzine (horrible candidate, but there was not a lot they could do about him) and Coakley (the leadership didn't get involved until it was too late).

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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    With regards to Patterson, this is an object lesson in not to buck the wishes of the leaders of the Democratic Party.
    Patterson dug his own grave and tried to get out... using a shovel.

    Talk about a box of rocks!
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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    This should be good news for everyone on both sides of the political spectrum.

    Another cheating dirt bag gets his just deserts.

    I have seen too many of the cheating kind get a pass, like Bill Clinton but then we all know the only reason Hillary didn't leave so she would have a better chance at being a Senator.

    So this time the people win because in the words of Poss Perot. I his wife can't trust him how can we. But then both Paterson, 53, and his wife, Michelle, 46, acknowledged in a joint interview they each had intimate relationships with others during a rocky period in their marriage several years ago.

    So they are both dirt bags,

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    Re: NY Gov Patterson Announces He Won't Run For Re-election

    Megan McArdle expresses my thoughts on this quite well:

    So David Paterson isn't going to run again. Not exactly unexpected. But it's rather a pity. David Paterson is not a great politician. He was selected to balance out the ticket, and only stepped into the office because Eliot Spitzer was forced to resign.

    But when the state had a crushing budget deficit, he made some hard choices. Unpopular choices, which a better politician wouldn't have made--but which are ultimately the reason that New York is not yet California.

    His behavior over the aide who is accused of choking his girlfriend probably merits the withdrawal from politics. But let's not kid ourselves; protecting favored aides in situations like this is par for the course in the political class, not some aberration peculiar to Paterson. It's not all that likely that we'll get a higher degree of moral probity from whoever succeeds him in the governor's office. But it's quite likely that we'll get a lower level of willingness to make tough calls when the chips are down.
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