This is rapidly becoming a bad joke. Between John Bolton and Mike Huckabee, you'd think they loaded up the clown car with enough nuts, but no. Here comes former New York Governor George Pataki to declare his intentions:
Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who has twice before flirted with a run for president, said Monday he's again considering a White House campaign because the nation can't risk electing another Democratic president.
"That's one of the reasons I think the outcome of this election is so important, and I'm so much more inclined to get involved," Pataki said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Pataki, who tweeted Monday that he did more than two dozen events while in the state and pledged to return soon, said he was in the process of building a campaign team and starting a fundraising operation. He declined to answer questions about the specifics of his political operation, and downplayed the importance of raising money at this point in the race.
"Everybody says how important money is, but I think energy and ideas are more important," Pataki said. "You need enough to get your message out there, but beyond that, if people have 10 times as much (money), I don't care so long as we're able to communicate effectively."
Meanwhile, Bloody Bill Kristol has a list of 20 possible contenders he'd like those erstwhile readers over at the National Journal to evaluate.