Hmmmm. ABC is reporting:
Former Republican New York Gov. George Pataki heads to Iowa Wednesday to deliver a scathing critique of President Obama’s first 100 days in office.
“I think it’s time that those of us who have been silent for a while stand up and point out what I think have been just some horrendous mistakes on the part of the new administration in Washington,” Pataki told ABC News as part of the “Candidate Corner” series. “We’re seeing a president who seems to be more concerned with how popular he is in Europe than with what is happening here at home. This is a president who spends more time traveling the country than running the country in Washington.
“To be perfectly honest, I am very disappointed in these first 100 days,” he added. “I think we need to see a government in Washington that is more understanding of the nature of this country and our problems and less committed to borrowing, spending, taxing and using massive government bailouts to try to get our economy headed in the right direction.”
There is no shortage of Republican critics of Obama, but Pataki’s Wednesday speech at Drake University Law School in Des Moines is drawing notice because it is occuring in the state that traditionally hosts the first presidential nominating contest. Pataki’s address is part of the American Future Fund’s “Conservative Lecture Series.”
And for that reason, there’s much speculation that George may be thinking of putting his hat in the 2012 ring. Frankly, Pataki is too much a centrist for my taste, but he’d certainly be a better choice than the current administration.
That said, I have a contact out there, and I’ve already spoken to him. we’ll see what comes of it.
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