The Republican has barely registered in national polls of presidential contenders, and faces long odds to be part of the first debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland. Fox News has said that it will only invite the top 10 candidates based on a national polling average (though it will allow for more candidates in the event of ties). The former three-term governor is putting a lot of importance on doing well in New Hampshire, the first primary state of the election cycle. “I’m a Republican following in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt who understands that conservatism isn’t just economic policy and but it’s also preserving and enhancing the outdoors,” Pataki said, adding that marriage, gun rights and education should be left up to individual states to decide.
We should start a “first to drop out” pool. I’m betting on George Pataki, followed by Carly Fiorina.