Pataki Backs Christie for President

Former Governor George Pataki sent out word today that he thinks that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should end the Hamlet on the Delaware routine and run just go ahead and run for president.

“America is in a crisis, and none of the current candidates or the President has leveled with American public about what needs to be done to rescue our future,” Pataki said in a statement. “This country needs a straight shooter and a proven leader. I urge Governor Chris Christie to run for President to fill the void and lead America forward.”

Pataki had not one but two flirtations with running for president himself this year, as well as a protracted one in 2008. Could this recent announcement however be timed to undercut Rudy Giuliani, with whom the former governor has had a fraught relationship? Pataki Backs Christie for President