Thursday, May 04, 2006

First, New York! Then...Nada.

This is pretty funny.

Mark Schmitt over at TPMCafe writes up an analysis of various Republican presidential contenders and finds a reason to discard most of them, preferring dark horse Newt Gingrinch (!). Kevin Drum over at Washington Monthly reproduces the data, and in the comments, everyone tut-tuts that Schmitt left Giuliani off the list.

George Pataki's name never surfaces, not in Schmitt's analysis, not in Drum's, and not in 95 comments by political junkies.

Pataki, give it up! People aren't even making fun of your aspirations; they're ignoring them.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gary Farber:

I never understood what anyone saw in Pataki, beyond being part of D'Amato's machine, myself.

I mean, he was literally a tool.

Beyond that, a bland screen for projection. Beyond that? Never have seen it.

5/06/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Jackmormon:

He keeps visiting Iowa--or was it Ohio?--and apparently people there like him enough that he keeps going and pandering to them.

He keeps proposing absolutely silly laws, like forcing the reinstitution of the death penalty (for cop killers, but of course!), involuntary internment of sex offenders who've already served their time, and bizarre marginal tax cuts.

I've heard that he somehow claims credit for having been governor during 9-11. Ugh. Toolity-tool.

5/07/2006 09:47:00 AM  

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