In another thread about an (alleged) candidate who just dropped out of the race for President of the United States of America, someone was saying Kasich was the most decent contender on the GOP side, and I said,
And then someone else said I was right:
Well, I can see that, in that I could consider voting for him. I most likely wouldn’t vote for a GOP candidate myself for fiscal reasons, but Pataki seems less offensive than most of the Fox News darlings (or whatever they are). If the Democratic nominee suddenly turned out to be an agent of feathered imperialists from an alien galaxy–or something–I’d like a tolerable alternative.
At this point, if I were ordered to vote for a GOP candidate with a gun to my head, I’d, um, probably spoil the ballot, but yeah, just in case, I’d pick one of the guys from New York. There’s a lot to be said about Trump and his advantages as a celebrity who can scoff at the party machinery. Pataki doesn’t have those particular advantages.
What he does have is a record: moderately pro-environment, for a Republican; willing to let same-sex marriage stand; and someone elected thrice as governor of New York. And he hasn’t been lighting up the “Stupid Republican Idea of the Day” thread. Gun to my head, that’s a Republican I could stand. I could complain about his tax policy while maybe not flipping out as much about everything else.
And hey, first Magyar-American PotUS? Any Hungarians in the house? No? Oh, well.