Former Governor of New York Republican George Pataki could be eyeing a run for 2012. A New York GOP insider told me today that Mr. Pataki seems to be considering a presidential run. Mr. Pataki recently made it clear he would not be running against New York Democratic Senator Kirsten GIllibrand, though his poll numbers show he could have very well had a strong chance at taking her seat during this year’s mid term elections.
The New York Republican insider said,“Its certainly something Pataki seems to be looking at, and the people of New York would likely be receptive going off on what the poll numbers have looked like for him against Kirsten Gillibrand. This is clearly a smart way for him to raise his profile on a national scene once again.”
Through his non – profit, revereamerica.org, the former New York governor is planning to travel to Iowa and California working on a campaign to repeal the health care legislation. According to his non-profit’s website Revere America is described as the following:
Revere America is a new organization dedicated to advancing common sense public policies rooted in our traditions of freedom and free markets that will once again make America secure and prosperous for generations to come.
Our purpose is to promote national awareness of emerging federal law.
Our mission is to harness the voices of the American people to give them a greater say in fighting back against the threats to freedom posed by Washington liberals.
Our drive to collect one million signatures of like-minded Americans who want to repeal and replace ObamaCare is designed to make the voice of the people heard and inspire our leaders to heed the will of the people.
In fact, Mr. Pataki has already lobbed a salvo at former Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney calling the Bay State’s health care program, established when Mr. Romney was still governor, “unconstitutional.” The Boston Herald reported that Mr. Romney told them in a phone interview, “I think the idea of what they call an individual mandate … is not just wrong, in all likelihood it’s unconstitutional,”
While Mr. Pataki is reportedly looking to bring in $15 million, he is also looking to collect millions of signatures from various congressional districts for his Revere America’s campaign.
What a nice way to introduce oneself to different Americans from all over the country before the 2012 campaign season really kicks into gear.