Former Governor George Pataki. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)

Pataki for President? Not as Far-Fetched as It Sounds

If Mr. Pataki were exploring running in a four candidate field against, for example, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney, he would have little chance of winning. However, in a larger field where every faction, the moderates, the religious fundamentalists, the foreign policy hawks and others are divided, anything can happen. The road to the nomination for Mr. Pataki is difficult, but not all that complicated. As northern moderate who has survived in the country’s toughest media market and won three elections in a relatively deep blue state, Mr. Pataki could easily position himself as the electable candidate, who has governed conservatively in a liberal state.

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