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Rudy Giuliani the shock Republican frontrunner...and he hasn't even entered the race (What a laff!)
The London Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2011 | David Gardner

Posted on 05/27/2011 4:10:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rudy Giuliani has shaken up the field of potential presidential challengers by coming out on top in a poll of Republican frontrunners.

The former New York Mayor’s election bombshell came even though he hasn’t even announced he is joining the 2012 race.

Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin came in second and third place in the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey published today.

Many Republican voters admitted said they were not very satisfied with the current crop of declared candidates who will battle for the right to take on President Obama. Giuliani, with 16 percent support, was the shock frontrunner despite suggesting earlier this month that he may not even go ahead with a second White House bid after the debacle in 2008 when he bombed out after initially being seen as one of the favourites to win.

He narrowly edged former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, currently seen as the party's first choice because of name recognition and a large campaign war chest, with 15 percent.

Also polling high were former Alaska governor Sarah Palin with 13 percent, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, with 12 percent, and pizza magnate Herman Cain at 10 percent....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: cain; giuliani; palin; romney; sarahpalin
Who did they poll, his family?
1 posted on 05/27/2011 4:10:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away Rudy...well, unless you can knock out Romney, then drop out yourself.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 4:17:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The day he started lawsuits against firearms manufacturers was the end of things for me.

The very concept of the act is so anti-conservative it is mind boggling.

3 posted on 05/27/2011 4:21:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Giuliani, Perry, Romney, Pawlenty or any other RINO or Progressive is the nominee, it's 3rd party time for me. I am NOT going to grit my teeth anymore and vote for the lesser of two evils. What's the difference? One party just proceeds toward the same end at a slower pace.

The number one issue for a candidate is, what is your plan to protect and restore our liberty.

I'd rather be poor and truly free than a "prosperous" slave.

4 posted on 05/27/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT by SlaveNoMore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. Here’s a guy who had everything going for him heading into the 2008 primary season but couldn’t be bothered to actually try. With that clear a shot he had NO fire in his belly - the idea that he would run again or be taken seriously by any real Republican is a complete joke.


5 posted on 05/27/2011 4:23:04 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rudy = RINO fag loving has been.


6 posted on 05/27/2011 4:24:18 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously. The leftist propaganda has gotten so absurd. The other day, in an article about Palin, EVERY single “you might also want to read...” link was a hit piece... and they don’t even bother to disguise it anymore.


7 posted on 05/27/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: All

If he wants to do something useful, Romney should run against Chuck Schumer.


8 posted on 05/27/2011 4:28:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (teleprompter + autopen)
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To: All

If he wants to do something useful, Rudy should run against Chuck Schumer.


9 posted on 05/27/2011 4:28:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey (teleprompter + autopen)
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To: SlaveNoMore

Amen Brother:

I gritted my teeth and voted for McCain, but only because he picked Sarah as his running mate.

I will not vote for anyone again because of party affiliation.

Neither party is worth a pint of sour owl pee.

I am still beyond angry because New Hampshire has so much to say about who I get to vote for because of their first Primary. Liberal yankee turds who live in a liberal tiny state that doesn’t amount to squat, getting first pick.


10 posted on 05/27/2011 4:29:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More and more, the polls are becoming useless.


11 posted on 05/27/2011 4:30:36 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: RockinRight

Yeah, let Rudy and Romney split the RINO and Idiot vote, then make way for the real conservative candidates.

I don’t know what anyone sees in Giuliani...”America’s Mayor”??? I wouldn’t vote for him for “America’s Dogcatcher”


12 posted on 05/27/2011 4:32:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn- Just like when he was the “frontrunner” for 2008?


13 posted on 05/27/2011 4:32:53 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they = CNN/Opinion Research Corporation

I’m sure this was a scientific poll of utmost integrity. LOL


14 posted on 05/27/2011 4:34:25 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: newzjunkey

He’s showing he has potential to be VP. Frankly, you could do better, but if you just wanted someone to out-debate Joe Biden, then Rudy can do that easily.


15 posted on 05/27/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rooty was an epic fail in 2008. I guess that reason is good enough to do the same thing all over again. It is the modern thang you know. The worse you are, they more they like ya.

I am going to have to dig out my 2008 pics of the Rooty 2008 campaign central bus.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 4:37:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The bottom line in this story: Many Republican voters admitted said they were not very satisfied with the current crop of declared candidates who will battle for the right to take on President Obama.

You have to know that there are a lot of backroom conversations going on about the present weak field, and what to do about it.

Should be a very interesting summer.

17 posted on 05/27/2011 4:39:14 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, they polled Republicans...this poll is accurate and means one thing. One of the top preferences for Republican presidential candidate is a guy who isn’t running. The field is WIDE OPEN for a conservative to come in strong and grab stragglers.


18 posted on 05/27/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Venturer

My sentiments EXACTLY. Palin was the freaking ONLY redeeming quality of the mccain campaign, and the only reason I voted for that slob.


19 posted on 05/27/2011 4:41:46 PM PDT by onona (Yes, my state does suck ! No wait, the POLITICIANS and LIBERALS in my state suck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been a Giuliani supporter forever. I’d support him over Perry.


20 posted on 05/27/2011 4:42:26 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is almost as if the RINOs are attempting to discourage conservatives. How many turds will the GOP throw at the fan before they figure we all feel pretty $hitty about the Republican candidates? How long until they gauge we'll just 'settle' and vote for the guy with the 'R' after his name?
21 posted on 05/27/2011 4:43:22 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proof that polls 18 months before an election are meaningless.


22 posted on 05/27/2011 4:44:14 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: magritte

One of the top preferences for Republican Presidential candidate is someone very well known who isn’t running.

Are there any potential candidates as well known as Giuliani who are also conservative?


23 posted on 05/27/2011 4:46:41 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: bigbob
I don’t know what anyone sees in Giuliani...

He took a city spiraling out of control, run by affirmative action losers and race baiters, overwhelmed by cultural Marxists, said he would fix it, which NO ONE believed he could do.

Then he did it.

Faced down the NY left and the Sharpton mob every day for eight years, told the lefty NY media to f*** off, and left the city incomparably better then he found it.

He's very unpopular here, and not without reason, but he did what he did.

What other politicians do you know who say exactly what they are going to do and then do it?

I'm supporting Sarah this time, but if you didn't know what anyone saw in Rudy - now you do.

24 posted on 05/27/2011 4:54:56 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: truthfreedom

There are no dark horse candidates with the name id of Giuliani, but I see three potential winners in Nikki Haley, Paul Ryan, or Marco Rubio. They are young, vital players on the Republican side and have the potential to draw votes.


25 posted on 05/27/2011 4:59:25 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rudy Giuliani has shaken up the field of potential presidential challengers by coming out on top in a poll of . . .

. . . gay abortionists.

26 posted on 05/27/2011 5:02:38 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Rudy awakening.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
. . . gay abortionists.

Anti-second amendment gay abortionists.

Hope you don't mind me adding something.

27 posted on 05/27/2011 5:08:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country

That’s goofy.


28 posted on 05/27/2011 5:18:51 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still a no-vote. The few constituents who do gatekeeping for nominees get the government and the default that they deserve.


29 posted on 05/27/2011 5:31:54 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s very interesting. Rudy doing well in a poll really says a lot about Obama.

Before Rudy, Trump came out surprising high.

What do both these men have that Obama does not? Strength, and a proven ability to lead. IMHO, people are reacting against Obama’s weekness and incompetence.


30 posted on 05/27/2011 5:36:17 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: magritte
...this poll is accurate...

LOL.

31 posted on 05/27/2011 5:55:27 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: magritte

I do not believe that unknowns can win. Republicans never pick unknowns.

Not criticizing those people, often running one year builds name recognition up for a later run. But they wouldn’t win in 2012.


32 posted on 05/27/2011 6:04:19 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ONE AND ONLY ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE TO AKS OURSELVES IS....'WHOSE MUG WOULD U RATHER SEE FOR EIGHT YEARS, REPRESENTING THIS GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET, RUDY'S MUG OR SARAH'S?':

ALASKAN FOX

AH, SARAH...... WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY....


33 posted on 05/27/2011 7:26:09 PM PDT by flat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These polls are just so much BS. Worthless.


34 posted on 05/27/2011 7:41:09 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Not to mention infanticide and homosexual marriage!


35 posted on 05/27/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST, SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT, ALSO APPLE OF THE LORD`s EYE)
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To: rockvillem

“Here’s a guy who had everything going for him heading into the 2008 primary season but couldn’t be bothered to actually try.”

YES! Exactly. His campaign was cr*p. I supported him for a while last time, and actually drove some distance to see him at a fundraiser. But Rudy had no idea how to run a campaign, and I have no time for people who can’t be bothered to put their all into beating Obama. The GOP must WIN this time. Giuliani, stay home!!


36 posted on 05/27/2011 8:19:07 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ("And I'm actually happy to be, for us to be the moat with alligators party." -- Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But not to worry, he is assuring everybody that he will appoint true Conservatives to the Supreme Court. Yes he is going to have Ted Olson guide him in the process of picking Judges, as soon as Ted is finished with the gay marriage fight...ROLL EYES..I would say LOL if it was not so serious


37 posted on 05/27/2011 8:19:24 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST, SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT, ALSO APPLE OF THE LORD`s EYE)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

but but he was for infanticide and gay marriage???


38 posted on 05/27/2011 8:20:28 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST, SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT, ALSO APPLE OF THE LORD`s EYE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suppose these “journalists” that write for the British media don’t understand that polls by CNN, NBC, PPP, Gallup and many others are all slanted to the liberal views through their over-weighting toward the left and by the way the questions are worded.

Rudy doesn’t have a prayer of winning the nomination, and if he did try to run he would probably lose worse than he did in 2008.


39 posted on 05/27/2011 9:45:06 PM PDT by octex
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