George Pataki Succumbs to Reality

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Pataki and his concerned family, 2006. Photo: Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

After months of flirting with a presidential candidacy, and a week of heavy petting, former New York governor George Pataki has decided not to run after all. According to YNN, a "source insisted that Pataki's decision was based mainly on family concerns." Presumably, the family was concerned that a concussion or some other kind of brain trauma had convinced Pataki that his doomed campaign would be anything but a late-night punch line. With Pataki now out, the contours of the race ... remain completely unchanged.

Pataki not running for president [YNN]