Former New York Governor George Pataki opened a 19 candidate parade through Nashua, New Hampshire’s Crowne Plaza Hotel this morning, kicking off one of the, if not the, largest gathering of presidential candidates in recent history. Many of them, Pataki included, are not legally declared candidates, wink wink, but are nonetheless acting as though they are running.
Each candidate is given 30 minutes to speak, determining for themselves how much time to devote to Q&A. Pataki went further, pushing the lectern aside and placing two stools on stage as he was joined by a New Hampshire radio host who asked questions. The conversational style worked well for Pataki, allowing him to drop a number of well-received quips and one-liners. Here’s his full presentation:
Pataki spoke with the press following his speech.