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Page Six: Giuliani Will Run in 2012
Slate's The Slatest Edition ^ | January 7, 2011

Posted on 01/07/2011 2:21:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Look out, Sarah Palin: America's mayor is coming for you. The New York Post reports that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has called up his top political advisers and is preparing for a foray into New Hampshire in advance of the 2012 presidential election. Anonymous sources told the Post Giuliani "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security." His best friends don't necessarily agree. "Even Rudy loyalists" think the idea of another run is "crazy." The former mayor came in fourth in the Republican primary in New Hampshire three years ago....

(Excerpt) Read more at slatest.slate.com ...


TOPICS: New Hampshire; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: abortions; giuliani; homosexualagenda; mittromney; nambla; newhampshire; palin; proabortion; romney; rudygiuliani; wontplayinpeoria; wontplaywestofny; wontplaywestofnyc
"...far-right candidates like Mitt Romney ... and Mike Huckabee..."

Hahahahaha! That's a good one!!

1 posted on 01/07/2011 2:21:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good news. Split the RINO vote.


2 posted on 01/07/2011 2:22:56 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not? He did so well last time he ran...


3 posted on 01/07/2011 2:26:48 PM PST by tips up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Giuliani could threaten the Rombot. I’d vote for the Mayor before Mitt.


4 posted on 01/07/2011 2:27:55 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*snort” It is a question of who looks better in a dress and pumps.


5 posted on 01/07/2011 2:29:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes more rinos in early primaries will confuse crossover dems.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 2:29:22 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dole..McCain..Do we really need another old, balding white guy??


7 posted on 01/07/2011 2:29:54 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look out, Sarah!

Is coming for you!

8 posted on 01/07/2011 2:30:03 PM PST by Mr. K
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s like watching old reruns of the RINO dog and pony shows.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is this guy smoking? Romney and Huckabee — FAR RIGHT??

Yeah, and Obama is a conservative patriot.

:-)


10 posted on 01/07/2011 2:30:10 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: DaxtonBrown

The funny thing is that Rudy could win a national election against Obama. However, he couldn’t win a primary election running as a Republican.

I’m sure if a dummy like me knows that, that Rudy does, as well. So, can anyone say, “Third Party Candidate?”


11 posted on 01/07/2011 2:30:42 PM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: Mr. K

What’s the difference between Rudy Giuliani and a pit bull?


12 posted on 01/07/2011 2:32:10 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At this point Rudy is more likely to marry Rielle Hunter than to run for President ...


13 posted on 01/07/2011 2:34:52 PM PST by x
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To: DaxtonBrown

I wouldn’t vote for either under any circumstance.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 2:37:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quick review:
1. Drug Warrior
2. Married his cousin
3. Adulterer
4. His own children on record repeatedly saying they do not like him.
5. His mayoral police commissioner and consulting partner Kerik is in jail.
6. Total lacky stooge for NYC banksters and Fed Reserve of NY.
7. Pro-abortion
8. Pro-Illegal Amnesty
9. Anti-gun, Anti-knife, and (Anti castle doctrine too)
10. Stole money from US taxpayers featherbedding “security contract” consulting through DHS, FBI and DoD.
11. Somehow as CEO Guiliani didn’t get indicted for the penny stock scams (multiple scams with prior convicted penny stock scammers) run under his LLC’s roof.
12. Guiliani Partners bought the criminal enterprise known as Ernst & Young’s investment banking unit, which while a subsidiary of Guiliani Partners committed over $30 BILLION DOLLARS OF ACCOUNTING FRAUD, yet no one was indicted and the Partners made $100 Million on the sale.
13. As per #12 above, GUILIANI OWNED ERNST & YOUNG WHILE E&Y PROMOTED THE ACCOUNTING FRAUD THAT LED TO LEHMAN BROTHERS COLLAPSE!!! GUILIANI PARTNERS COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FUTURE FEDERAL DEBT.

And that’s just off the top of my head.

Good luck Rudy!


15 posted on 01/07/2011 2:37:28 PM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee"


None of these three are ideological conservatives. Romney seems to be more of an opportunist than an ideologue and Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee lean more toward populism. I do not see any one of the three as ideologically consistent champions of limited government.
16 posted on 01/07/2011 2:43:32 PM PST by rob777
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To: DaxtonBrown
"Giuliani could threaten the Rombot. I’d vote for the Mayor before Mitt."

I would too. But I'd take Palin or Huckabee in a heartbeat over either of these. I wouldn't take Obama over Rombot, but I'd take Hitlary over Rombot.

17 posted on 01/07/2011 2:45:32 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: rob777

Please point me towards such a candidate (and please don’t say “Ron Paul” or his progeny) amongst the field now assembling to run. That’s right, there aren’t any.


18 posted on 01/07/2011 2:46:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Rudy wears lipstick?


19 posted on 01/07/2011 2:55:03 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Either Giuliani is REALLY debse, he is floating a balloon for publicity, or another candidate (not Romney) is using him to pull down Romney’s numbers in NH in exchange for VP or cabinet position or favor to be named later.

It fits Huck’s M.O.


20 posted on 01/07/2011 2:57:54 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: DannyTN
but I'd take Hitlary over Rombot.

Don't be ridiculous. zer0 and hillary are equally far left and equally ruthless. That's why we mustn't let either of them win next time.

21 posted on 01/07/2011 2:58:02 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Either Giuliani is REALLY dense, he is floating a balloon for publicity, or another candidate (not Romney) is using him to pull down Romney’s numbers in NH in exchange for VP or cabinet position or favor to be named later.

It fits Huck’s M.O.


22 posted on 01/07/2011 2:58:13 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

This is great news. It does split the RINO vote and it’s about time we started playing chess with the establishment.

They always split the conservative vote and get their RINO nominated. (Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney?)

Giuliani has always been very supportive of Governor Palin and may be angling for a VP or cabinet slot. I could see him as Attorney General in a Palin administration.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 3:03:15 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: paulycy
"Don't be ridiculous. Rombot and zer0 and hillary are equally far left and equally ruthless. That's why we mustn't let either any of them win next time. "

Fixed it. Okay Maybe Rombot's not ruthless, he's still far left. And Hitlary is the only one that doesn't belong to a cult.

24 posted on 01/07/2011 3:03:48 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Please point me towards such a candidate (and please don’t say “Ron Paul” or his progeny) amongst the field now assembling to run."


Mike Pence would fit the bill, but it looks like he may run for Governor. Michelle Bachmann certainly fits the bill and appears to be considering a run. Herman Cain would fit the bill but has never run for office before. The same holds true for John Bolton. In the next few months we might have a better picture of who will be throwing their hat in the ring.
25 posted on 01/07/2011 3:04:28 PM PST by rob777
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To: Dr. Sivana

Can anyone please highlight, why there is so much problem with Huckabee? He has very good chance of bringing out evangelical conservatives in huge numbers and can negate the surge of black votes for Obama.


26 posted on 01/07/2011 3:07:16 PM PST by Ranjit
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To: rob777

Two congressmen and two private citizens. Ain’t gonna happen. Congressmen/women don’t normally become presidential candidates. There’ve only been two people elected president with only a stint in the House of Representatives as their sole government experience, James Garfield and Abraham Lincoln. Think about that and how long ago that was...As of right now, everybody you hear is running, except Huckleberry & Myth, are running for VP, like Pawlenty, Bolton, Bush, etc..


27 posted on 01/07/2011 3:09:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: t-dude
I could see him as Attorney General in a Palin administration.

I hope not. He'll be on the wrong side of every pro-life issue that comes up, and the AG gets involved in a lot of them. Palin's libertarian impulses might interfere with his style as Director of Homeland Security, which is less likely to clash with cultural conservatives.
28 posted on 01/07/2011 3:10:16 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ranjit

He’s a pro-amnesty, soft-on-crime, nanny state RINO. Do some research and you’ll see.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 3:11:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: rob777

Bolton does not fit the bill for conservatives.

See:

http://agoodchoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/ambassador-john-bolton-eyes-white-house.html


30 posted on 01/07/2011 3:16:05 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ANYBODIES BETTER THAN OBAMA


31 posted on 01/07/2011 3:21:41 PM PST by bt579 ("I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." ~Barack 0bama)
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To: rob777
None of these three are ideological conservatives.

That's just crazy talk. Sarah Palin is conservative, more so than any potential candidate since Reagan.

32 posted on 01/07/2011 3:22:20 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Ranjit
why there is so much problem with Huckabee?

Huck is big on nanny state programs of the same variety that Bloomberg and Michelle O. support. While he does okay on a checklist of conservative issues, he doesn't seem to have a principled, limited government mindset. He is pro-life, will overspend more slowly than Obama, and doesn't hate his country. I could vote for him if he were the nominee.

I support Palin, but either Huck or Palin on the top of the ticket pretty much writes off the northeast from New York/New Jersey on up (including NH). I simply accept that we aren't gonna get much in the northeast.
33 posted on 01/07/2011 3:22:22 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ranjit
'Can anyone please highlight, why there is so much problem with Huckabee?

He's an illegal loving, soft on crime, big spending statist, "govt takes the place of God," RINO.

34 posted on 01/07/2011 3:25:59 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look every candidate is going to have some issues. Atleast Huckabee has a good favorable numbers. I am sure, he will move further to right in primaries and will be forced to stick with it. Let us face the truth. All the other candidates have huge defects

Sarah Palin—We conservatives(including me) like her but she has such a huge negatives.

Mitt Romney—Healthcare in MA is enough to shut him out

Newt Gingrich—Social conservatives and independents don’t like him.

Rudy—He is not running for president. May be for AG or just to keep his name out

Rick Sanatorum—Will be a good VP candidate

Tim Pawlenty—There is energy with him

Any thoughts on outside candidates other than this list?


35 posted on 01/07/2011 3:27:24 PM PST by Ranjit
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To: Ranjit

Tim Pawlenty—I meant no energy with him


36 posted on 01/07/2011 3:29:08 PM PST by Ranjit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having Rudy... a social liberal in the mix... will be great. It will give America a definite contrast between failed liberalism and Conservatism... that and we can make fun of his trying to sell himself as a Conservative again.

LLS


37 posted on 01/07/2011 3:48:49 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: MrEdd

“I wouldn’t vote for either under any circumstance.”

I second that pledge.

LLS


38 posted on 01/07/2011 3:51:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

The pit bull might have a chance at the nomination.


39 posted on 01/07/2011 4:00:33 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Ranjit
Because he is a snake oil salesman who exudes all the sincerity of Mr. Hainey on “Green Acres”. A lot of Evangelicals will never, ever touch him due to that incident of trying to hoist some of the furniture when he left the Governor's mansion.
40 posted on 01/07/2011 4:01:55 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: meadsjn
"Sarah Palin is conservative, more so than any potential candidate since Reagan."


Sarah was was more of a McCain style opponent of corruption in her reign as Governor of Alaska than an ideological champion of limited government. That was also the case when you look at her in the 2008 campaign as McCain's running mate. A lot of her statements now do not match up with her earlier positions. One can argue that she is learning, or that she is repositioning herself as a result of the growing popularity of the Tea Party movement. Either way, I would prefer someone who has an ideologically consistent record to someone whose opposition to big government has coincided with the sudden popularity of that position among a growing segment of the population.
41 posted on 01/07/2011 4:04:49 PM PST by rob777
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To: bt579

No. They are not. A liberal fronted by the Republican party removes the voice of conservatism from American politics. That is several orders of magnitude worse.


42 posted on 01/07/2011 4:05:30 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: rob777

Bolton is pro gay marriage and pro abortion. He is gold elsewhere.

LLS


43 posted on 01/07/2011 4:10:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should I assume Rudy’s planning on something other than the last flaccid attempt?


44 posted on 01/07/2011 4:49:04 PM PST by Rytas
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To: Dr. Sivana

there is definitely a crowd of insiders who are determined to stop Palin. There also seems to be another crowd who are equally determined to stop MITTSTER. And NH is the place to do it.


45 posted on 01/07/2011 7:10:30 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, God, another one that the left will rant day after day , can’t win!

HE,HE HA HA


46 posted on 01/07/2011 10:33:51 PM PST by factmart
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