Pataki: The First Debate Was Better, ‘There Was a Lot More Substance’

‘There was a lot more true discussion than what was kind of a reality show for the first half of the second debate’

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KEILAR: “Joining me now on the phone to talk about this is one of those early debate seven, former New York governor George Pataki. Governor, we saw coming out of this earlier debate there was focus on the performance of Carly Fiorina and I wonder having been through this process now, how do you look forward to try to grab some of that spotlight and really have people talking about you so it's your moment?”

PATAKI: “I think she did well and I think pretty much everyone did well and I honestly think when you compare the first debate to the second there was a lot more substance. There was a lot more true discussion than what was kind of a reality show for the first half of the second debate. Basically the difference is that there are a lot of people saying they're going to do this or that. There are not a lot who have done it and particularly in a blue state with a democratic legislature. And we've heard talk about how we're going to do this or that in Washington for so long and it seems like nothing happens and nothing changes. Because you can't do it by dividing and gaining partisan support. You have to do it by getting enough Democrats or enough Republicans to get things through. So I know I could do that and that's a message that people who want the country to work together, confront its problems and believe it.”

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