George E. Pataki, the former three-term New York governor who undertook a long-shot presidential bid that failed to catch fire, withdrew from the presidential race on Tuesday, urging Republicans in a televised message to nominate another candidate who could bring the country together.
In a two-minute advertisement that aired on NBC affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Mr. Pataki, seated before a flickering fire, announced he was suspending his campaign.
The next president must unite the country, Mr. Pataki said, “If we’re truly going to make America great again,” an allusion to the campaign slogan of Donald J. Trump, who Mr. Pataki has often criticized.
Well I for one am happy to see Pataki go because for some reason I kept confusing him with John Kasich.
That might not have been the case of Pataki had anything interesting to bring to the debates, but of course he really didn't.
Gee now that there are only twelve GOP candidates left perhaps they could all finally stand on the same stage for the debates instead of shaming two or three of them by relegating them to the "kid's table?"
Just a thought.