“National Democratic Party leaders have asked Gov. David Paterson to consider withdrawing from the 2010 governor’s race, according to two senior New York Democratic advisers … The New York Times … said that it was President Barack Obama who asked Paterson to withdraw. Party leaders in Washington have become concerned about Paterson’s political weakness, believing the governor’s office is too important to risk losing …”
Not to worry. Even with Paterson’s approval rating around 20%, the last poll I saw had him beating Rick Lazio.