The Pataki-for-president thing keeps going -- somehow

pataki speaking at conferenceThis George-Pataki-wants-to-run-for-president thing just won't go away -- probably because he keeps pushing it! He's now expected to announce... something... this weekend in Iowa. [AP/WP] [CNN] [Des Moines Register]

At Five Thirty Eight, Nate Silver has analyzed the Republican field and determined there's room for Pataki -- somewhere behind Mitt Romney, who's depicted as a gas giant (maybe we're reading the graph incorrectly).

All this talk is ridiculous. Because, as we said last year when there was low level hum about Pataki in 2012, and we'll repeat it now:

Why it's implausible that George Pataki will be President of the United States

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But, you're dashing my hopes for an electrifying George Pataki/ Rick Lazio ticket....

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