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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:25 PM
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Paterson: 'You Don't Give Up'
Clearly Im running for re-election, Governor David Paterson said one day after his awkward meeting with President Obama, who telegraphed his desire to see Paterson exit before next years gubernatorial race.

Paterson tried to latch onto the legal victory handed to him by the state Supreme Court Court of Appeals today, which affirmed his authority to appoint a lieutenant governor. He said that during the court battle, All I read is about how Im going to lose which is very much like the discussion we were just having about his political prospects.

Speaking to reporters at Columbia University, on West 168th Street, Paterson said the message is you dont give up. You dont give up because people tell you what they think is going to happen. You dont give up because people tell you whos running and whos not before they ever announce to do it. You dont give up because youre unpopular when you feel youve made the right decisions and when people get a chance to look at what youre up against and reflect on it.

He added, And if you keep the attitude that you dont give up, you may get to prove people, when the final tabulation is in, that you were doing the right thing. And thats what happened with the court decision today.

Paterson chalked up Obamas intervention to Washington politics.

http://www.politickerny.com/5407/paterson-dont-give
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:28 PM
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1. Yes, you lose in an expensive primary.
:shrug:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:33 PM
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2. realpolitik is lost on many, especially here.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:37 PM
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3. I think I have a better chance of winning the GE in NY than Paterson
and I don't live in New York.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:38 PM
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4. Sometimes you should, seriously. nt
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masuki bance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:40 PM
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5. Paterson blames weak Obama record for friction

"Well, this is going to make David Paterson a lot of friends in the White House, as he tries to put himself in the president's shoes:

If you look at it from their perspective, they havent exactly been able to govern in the first year of their administration in the way that other administrations have, where you would have, theoretically, a period in which the new administration is allowed to pass the needed pieces of legislation.

One of the things that has made the White House angriest at Paterson is his linking his woes to the president's. The last time was about race, of course, which made it worse."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/Paterson_bl...
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:46 PM
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6. It is getting really easy to understand why his approval numbers are in the gutter.
:thumbsdown:
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:48 PM
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7. I wuldn't want to vote for Paterson if I lived in NY
He's a train wreck.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:49 PM
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8. I guess he doesn't want to get out with his dignity intact.
It is obviously going to be ugly. He sure as hell isn't winning any new friends in the Democratic Party.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:01 PM
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9. Gotta suspect Paterson will be hurting for money in the primary.
A lot of donors surely won't want to buck the prez, now that the word's out.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:09 PM
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10. This isn't the captain going down with the ship, this is...
the captain scuttling the ship.

Rick Lazio, who is best known for running against Hillary a while back, just out his hat in the ring. Could Rudy be far behind?



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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:29 PM
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11. Is Cuomo running?
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:44 PM
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12. YOU should.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:46 PM by Phx_Dem
Edited: "You" meaning Patterson, not you CCharles. :D
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