Well, that was fun.
After a week of flirting for the third time with a presidential run, former New York governor appears likely not to run for president of the United States.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN.
Pataki, who had been flirting with a White House bid for months, was scheduled to appear this weekend in the key early voting state of Iowa.
Speculation was that the former three-term governor would announce his candidacy Saturday at the Polk County Republican fundraiser.
But the source said that Pataki, who seriously considered running, has decided instead to forgo a run for the GOP nomination.
have paid one whit of attention at all over the last ten years to politics followed the arc of Pataki’s career closely never thought there was much chance that he would be a serious national political player. He was too much of a moderate Republican in a Tea Party era, and one whose final years in New York were marked by compromise with the state’s liberal interest groups and a seeming lack of focus on his part.
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