Never underestimate George Pataki
Pundits have been putting him down since he ran for mayor of Peekskill, as they will if he runs for president
BY ALFONSE M. D'AMATO
Alfonse M. D'Amato, former Republican senator of New York, is a founder of Park Strategies, a New York City consulting firm.
July 29, 2005
Note to Republican presidential primary candidates: Don't underestimate George Pataki.
There was a time when the pundits said he couldn't win a freshman's run for mayor of Peekskill. They also said that about him when he ran for the Assembly and then the State Senate. In each instance this quiet, thoughtful man proved himself an astute politician who could read his constituents far better than the pollsters and the political analysts.
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