Skip to comments.Rudy for president?
Posted on 07/08/2006 8:12:30 AM PDT by mathprof
Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.
The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. Sen. John McCain's 24 percent was second, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich third at 8 percent. National polls all year have shown Giuliani running either first or second to McCain, with the rest of the presidential possibilities far behind.
Republican insiders respond to these numbers by saying rank-and-file GOP voters will abandon Giuliani once they realize his position on abortion, gay rights and gun control. Party strategists calculate that if he actually runs, he must change on at least one of these issues.
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"I might get flamed.."
I might get flamed too, but I'll vote for him if he runs.
Not too hard to pick Rudy over a known Marxist and a absolute nutjob.
He'll play hell getting the Nomination, though.
Desperate times, desparate measures.
I disagree with some of his stances. But I think the single biggest issue we are facing right now is the War on Terror. I would rather vote for a canadate who I think would do well on the biggest issue we are facing then to get someone who might be 100% in line with my views but not as capable a leader in the War on Terror.
I'd back him.
Gun control, I hope.
I'd take Rudi over McCain and Hillary. Even though he is a gun-grabbing, pro-choice, gay-rights advocate. I hope it doesn't come to that. In fact, I think Rudi will not run.
No insider - but this is a "Duh!" statement of the highest magnitude.
Rudy and McManiac, for that matter, have NO chance. That's zero / zilch / nada!
Rudy had his chance to take on Hillary for the Senate seat. He could have made an excellent NY Senator.
Way too liberal for the rest of the country.
I agree that the War on Terror triumphs every other issue at this time and someone like Rudy would be just as strong as GWB in this respect. I may be wrong but Rudy is also pretty much fiscally conservative so that is a big plus as well to keep this economy rolling.
The first WashDC insider to report that Rudy Giuliani will try and buck the system, becoming the first full fledged liberal Republican to EVER be nominated for President.
Will conservatives vote for a pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-illegal immigrant and pro-homo rights candidate? Giuliani is a solid northeast liberal. A NYCity liberal. Is this what America wants as a leader? I don't think so.
Btw, is Rudy a better choice then John McCain? The choice would be between Giuliani the liberal and McCain the mavarick/moderate-conservative. Think about it.
At minimum, I hope he dives in. He's be a great addition to the fray.
"first full fledged liberal Republican to EVER be nominated for president?" --
You do remember a president named Abraham Lincoln?
The Love-Fest McCain has enjoyed with the media is slipping away from him. You'll see more and more stories getting out about how unhinged he really is. They're gonna push him to run third-party in hopes of reliving '92
There is no way Hillary will be the Dem nominee. She is a horrible speaker and a crappy campaigner. So you don't have to worry about a Rudy Hillary match-up. I want a conservative. Someone who will perpetuate Bush's war on terror and Reagan's war on government. No more compassion. I love W but i think on spending and immigration he just tried to make everyone happy and in the end no one was. I think the person who can do this is Newt Gingrich. I was skeptical of him but watching him speak on C-Span last month he blew me away with his ideas. And they weren't Utopian pie in the sky platitudes they were real tangible goals.
LMAO Old Abe was NO liberal. That is funny.
If it would come to Rudy running as GOP presidential candidate against Hilarity, there would be a very big and very active 3rd Party conservative candidate come forth. I would vote for that person. I am dismayed that many Freepers would give up their basic political tenents anti-abortion, pro-gun, anti-gay etc. so easily. I am glad you guys weren't around in 1776, we would all still be British subjects.
Rudy would be a fine pick for a different job. But he is a social liberal with a mess of a personal history. Nice guy but wrong choice for President.
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