Gov. Paterson is not going quietly into the night. He said he's not bowing out and he is still running or office.
"My plans for 2010 are to run for governor of the state of New York," Paterson said Sunday after serving as grand marshal to the African-American Day Parade in Manhattan. "I am running for office."
Paterson's remarks come amid mounting pressure from Washington and within New York to drop out because of his low poll numbers and concerns from other Democrats that he might hurt their chances in 2010.
"I think the White House is very concerned about 2010," said Lee Miringoff of the Marist College poll, which last week found Paterson mired in some of the lowest approval ratings of any New York governor.
"They are worried that Paterson's pick for the U.S. Senate, (Kirsten) Gillibrand, might be vulnerable," Miringoff said. "They are also worried they might lose that seat and they want the head of the ticket to be stronger than Paterson's numbers are."
Asked if he was concerned about losing some Democratic support because of his low poll numbers, Paterson said: "No, I feel like in this very difficult economic time, just about all the governors are facing the same types of problems."
I didn't know David was going through it, should he fight till the end or just get out?