New York (CNN) - New York Gov. David Paterson said Friday that he will not seek election to a full term in office.
"There are times in politics when you have to know not to strive for service but to step back," he said.
He said it was not the "latest distraction but an accumulation" of obstacles that were behind his decision not to be a candidate in the November election.
The Chicago thug political machine claims another victim.
Hey Patterson... what's it like under the bus? How's that diesel exhaust smell? Don't let those tires hit you now, ya hear?
Can't wait to see what SNL will do with this piece! haha
And the "Party First" Democrats get their way.
We saw that coming.
Racists!! Obama must be a racist for asking him to step down. I bet the girl that got beat by his aide was a racist too!! Sorry, i'm just talking like an Obamabot.
Good for him. Now the media can focus on important stuff!
didnt see that one coming did you dave
they tried t be nice about it but you stood your ground and your arrogance was stronger than theirs or so you thought nobody was looking out for you i thought that was pretty obvious
I really regret Govenor Paterson's leaving the race.
He is the only Democrat for whom I would have voted to be the govenor of my state.