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CNN: Giuliani vs. Palin in 2012?
Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, January 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM CST | Josh Painter

Posted on 01/21/2011 3:07:19 PM PST by Josh Painter

Rudy Giuliani says he's actually "more likely" to run for president if Sarah Palin does:

In an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Giuliani, who dropped out of the 2008 Republican presidential primary, said running against Palin for the 2012 GOP nomination would show him as a moderate Republican.

"The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have," Giuliani told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview set to air at 9 pm. ET Monday.

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He also addressed Palin's use of the word "blood libel" that she used in a video following the Arizona shootings. The phrase traditionally refers to a long-standing anti-Semitic myth that Jews murdered children for religious rituals. In present times, the term has come to be understood by some as any false accusation of murder.

Palin used it to criticize many in the media who said her political rhetoric may have contributed to the shootings. She later said her critics were taking issue with the phrasing in hopes of derailing her overall message.

Giuliani said "except for the use of the word, (she was) absolutely right on."

Rudy is right about one thing -- there would certainly be a contrast between the two if both got into the race.

Giuliani has a pro-abortion record, including support of taxpayer-funded abortions and refusal to ban late-term abortions. He also supports the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. In a high profile case, he sued firearms manufacturers to try to hold them liable for gun violence. Rudy is also something of a flip-flopper, who praised RFK in his law school newspaper and bashed Barry Goldwater. While that can be chalked up to youthful ignorance, his pivot on school prayer is more problematic. Giuliani condemned a New York City public schoolteacher who led her class in prayer, but sent out fundraising letters in 1999 in which he portrayed himself as favoring of school prayer. He was for amnesty for illegal aliens before he was against it, and reissued Ed Koch's executive order making NYC a sanctuary city for illegals . He also opposed George H.W. Bush’s ban on gay marriage, but in his 2000 campaign for the Senate said that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

Gov. Palin is fiercely pro-life, has always believed marriage is defined as one man and one woman and opposes embryonic stem cell research. She has received a number of awards from the NRA for her support of the Second Amendment. Although she's not against some sort of path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, she rejects amnesty for them. Gov. Palin has always been suuportive of conservatives, from Goldwater to Jim DeMint and Paul Ryan. She has also been far more consistent on the issues than Giuliani. She has always supported school prayer and opposed gay marriage.

Yes, there are enough clear-cut differences between Rudy G and Gov. Palin on the issues that we say, Bring it on!

- JP


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; freepressforpalin; gop; guiliani; palin; rudy; sarahpalin

1 posted on 01/21/2011 3:07:26 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

Let’s see moderate Republicans AKA Democomies got us into this mess, We need our values defined and not by a RINO!


2 posted on 01/21/2011 3:10:36 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Josh Painter

Rudy the RINO? Sarahcuda will eat him alive.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 3:10:46 PM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Josh Painter
Sarah looks much better in a dress than Rudy.

ANd I believe Sarah would do more for her constituents than just stand in front of the cameras and microphones while things fall down.Never got the Rudy worship.

4 posted on 01/21/2011 3:12:20 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Josh Painter
Please ROOTY TOOTY...RUN!!!!

Sarah will mop the floor with you.

Jim DeMint is Sarah's nearest rival.Only he can give her a good run.

5 posted on 01/21/2011 3:13:02 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Josh Painter

Split the RINO vote, Rudy, so Sarah can shine like a beacon.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 3:13:57 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Josh Painter
"The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have," Giuliani told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview set to air at 9 pm. ET Monday.

I don't think that ever works. I remember Howard Phillips or some other hardcore conservative ran in a crowded Massachusetts Democrat primary once. The thinking was, there had to still be 15%-20% blue collar Dems. He'd grab them all and the lefties would knock each other off. I think he came in 7th.

7 posted on 01/21/2011 3:16:44 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Josh Painter
Julie-Annie is still around?

Who knew!

8 posted on 01/21/2011 3:16:56 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Josh Painter

I seriously wish it was Rudy vs. Sarah. Sarah would win 99 percent of the votes. Of course that is not what will end up so these stories are just so stupid. Of course it didn’t stop me from reading it and posting. :)


9 posted on 01/21/2011 3:19:07 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Josh Painter; onyx
I'd love Rudy to run as a foil to Romney.

Splitting the RINO vote early and often is important in securing the nomination for a conservative.

10 posted on 01/21/2011 3:19:56 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Josh Painter

Giuliani could rarely pull more than 3% in a weak field. North-easterners like Hannity don’t really understand that Giuliani’s appeal outside that region (and Florida) is quite limited.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 3:22:05 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Josh Painter

Hey CNN, it must kill you to have tried to destroy Palin and now have to report on her as still a front-runner eh?


12 posted on 01/21/2011 3:27:04 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Josh Painter

Yep they are beginning to splash around a bit in the media. Even Ron Paul still mentions he maybe in the chase for 2012.

Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2661198/posts?


13 posted on 01/21/2011 3:29:04 PM PST by deport
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To: Josh Painter

rudy must’ve slept through the mid-terms


14 posted on 01/21/2011 3:29:12 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: Josh Painter

The GOP will have many choices for ‘12 POTUS, and it will be extremely important for ALL CONSERVATIVE VOTERS TO FULLY SUPPORT, JUST, ONE TRULY CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR ‘12 POTUS, ASAP, DURING THE ‘12 GOP PRIMARY SEASON AND NO MATTER WHO THIS FINAL TRULY CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR ‘12 GOP POTUS ENDS UP BEING.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 3:29:12 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Josh Painter

We need more Rudys in the race to cut into Romney’s moderate vote. Go Rudy! Let’s get Huntsman in too.


16 posted on 01/21/2011 3:34:06 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Josh Painter

Go for it Rudy the RINO!


17 posted on 01/21/2011 3:34:42 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Sooo the demwits want Giuliani to run.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 3:37:43 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Josh Painter

I’m, still, waiting for conservatives to, really, create foolproof plans that will reverse all worldwide political correctness, asap, until all worldwide political correctness is eliminated, asap! This should of happened, already! If worldwide leftists can, successfully, create political correctness, then worldwide conservatives should be able to find successful ways of reversing and ending worldwide political correctness! Come on, already!


19 posted on 01/21/2011 3:38:57 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Josh Painter

I won’t lose any sleep over whether Rooty is running.

He went nowhere last time and he will get nowhere now.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 3:41:44 PM PST by dforest
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To: Josh Painter

I like Rudy...for a moderate...but that choice is a no-brainer. Sorry, Rudy.


21 posted on 01/21/2011 3:41:53 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: Josh Painter

Palin/Ryan 2012


22 posted on 01/21/2011 3:48:21 PM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Tanniker Smith

And that is the best reason why he should run, to split the RINO vote among Mitt Rudybee. Sarah will get all the conservatives and clean up.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 3:51:07 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Josh Painter

Sarah is comfortable with her values, as are a majority of people in the Republican Party. Rudy’s values run as deep as the political winds. He will never get the Republican nomination. Last time around is as close as he will get.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 3:51:25 PM PST by pallis
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
"I’m, still, waiting for conservatives to, really, create foolproof plans that will reverse all worldwide political correctness, asap, until all worldwide political correctness is eliminated, asap! This should of happened, already! If worldwide leftists can, successfully, create political correctness, then worldwide conservatives should be able to find successful ways of reversing and ending worldwide political correctness! Come on, already!"

Political correctness starts the second a child enters the public school system. The Dept. of Education needs to be eliminated. Parents need to take back control of their local schools. No federal money to any universities or colleges.

25 posted on 01/21/2011 3:53:55 PM PST by Godebert
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To: hoosierham

//Sarah looks much better in a dress than Rudy//

Line of the day. Congratulations!


26 posted on 01/21/2011 3:56:37 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: Josh Painter

OMG, no contest. Sarah has more sheer guts in her little pinkie than Giuliani’s entire effeminate body.


27 posted on 01/21/2011 3:57:11 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: napscoordinator
I seriously wish it was Rudy vs. Sarah. Sarah would win 99 percent of the votes.

That would be true if voting was limited to members of Free Republic in good standing.

28 posted on 01/21/2011 3:58:07 PM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: RichInOC

I like Rudy ... for a Democrat.


29 posted on 01/21/2011 4:03:06 PM PST by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Josh Painter
WHO would take Rudy over Sarah...?
Maybe a RINO would.. NO... ONLY a Rino would..
30 posted on 01/21/2011 4:11:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Josh Painter

Giuliani running would be a good thing. He’d help reduce Mitt’s margins and he won’t pickup Palin voters.


31 posted on 01/21/2011 4:14:11 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Josh Painter; Jim Robinson

He will be more likely to run if Governor Palin runs to show the contrast? LOL.

Talk about a custom bred stalking horse for her.


32 posted on 01/21/2011 4:16:41 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Cheetahcat; tgusa

Guys, this is good news. This splits the ‘moderate’ vote.

Rudy is a huge Governor Palin fan...notice, he will only run if she runs...he will run to take out Romney and Daniels and Pawlenty. Divided they fall.

He may find a spot in a Palin administration, who knows? But the media has this all wrong, as usual.


33 posted on 01/21/2011 4:21:30 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: t-dude

Yep.....Rudy Loves Palin and he would certainly pull votes away from Mitt! This is a good thing overall!


34 posted on 01/21/2011 4:28:13 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Josh Painter
Ok... so are we going to be a party of poofters or a party of Patriots? With this republican party... one never knows.

LLS

35 posted on 01/21/2011 4:35:45 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Notary Sojac
"I seriously wish it was Rudy vs. Sarah. Sarah would win 99 percent of the votes."

That would be true if voting was limited to members of Free Republic in good standing.

True enough. That would not be an issue with FR -- 98% of the known Rudy bots were zotted in 2008.

36 posted on 01/21/2011 4:37:36 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
If the candidate is not truly Conservative... they will never see a vote from me... and in that... I am not alone.

LLS

37 posted on 01/21/2011 4:38:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

99%? Man, don’t kid yourself....maybe on FR, but Guiliani is pretty darned popular amongst establishment Republicans...magritte


38 posted on 01/21/2011 4:41:05 PM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: LibLieSlayer

What if a conservative candidate wins the nomination, but feels they need a moderate VP to ‘balance’ the ticket after a rancorous primary, like Reagan/Bush?

Everyone on here seems so concerned about recent polls of independents, that might be a way to bring them on board. Just asking questions...


39 posted on 01/21/2011 4:44:44 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: t-dude
It would depend on what you meant by “moderate”. Pro abortion is never going to work. Amnesty will never be accepted either... not going to happen. After that... it would depend upon who it is.

I have to say... that Reagan's choice of Bush lead directly to clinton... because the VP has a likely chance on becoming president... and Bush was a liberal that did not keep his word and only got elected because of Reagan. Not a good precedent at all.

LLS

40 posted on 01/21/2011 5:03:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: magritte

Rino Rudy quit race in NY to make room for Hitlery in Senate run.


41 posted on 01/21/2011 5:50:21 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Josh Painter

He has no chance of getting the nomination.


42 posted on 01/21/2011 5:52:22 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

we dont need RUDY. It was a good movie but he has lots of problems. The media hates both of them equally and individually. Sarah has thicker skin.


43 posted on 01/21/2011 7:12:46 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: t-dude

Rudy isn’t Sarah’s stalking horse. That would be Michele Bachmann’s role.

- JP


44 posted on 01/21/2011 8:46:57 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: t-dude

Rudy isn’t Sarah’s stalking horse. That would be Michele Bachmann’s role.

- JP


45 posted on 01/21/2011 8:47:06 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Yes, you are correct. I used the term incorrectly.

And after watching Michele on Greta tonight, I am convinced that is exactly what she is doing.

I think Governor Palin is playing Chess now. This is going to be really good!


46 posted on 01/21/2011 10:32:26 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: Godebert

It’s not enough to fully focus on political correctness just from within the U.S. when political correctness is a worldwide problem. Taking full actions against political correctness must be happening all at the same time and throughout the entire world. Anything less than this won’t actually end political correctness.


47 posted on 01/22/2011 3:35:01 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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