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George Pataki's Curious Candidacy

Most Republicans will appreciate his credentials. What about his politics?

Could this man be president?

Photographer: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Former New York Governor George Pataki, who announced his presidential campaign Thursday, is arguably the most qualified Republican candidate yet. He is also -- again, arguably; he has a lot of competition on this score -- the candidate least likely to win the nomination. This is a paradox worth examining.

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