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AP: Giuliani forming an exploratory committee for '08 run.
Fox News | 11/13/2006

Posted on 11/13/2006 2:25:17 PM PST by tsmith130

Edited on 11/13/2006 4:48:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Giuliani Takes Steps to Prep for Presidential Bid in 2008

WASHINGTON — Former New York City mayor , a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid, GOP officials said Monday.

The former mayor filed papers to create the , creating a panel that would allow him to raise money for a White House run and travel the country.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cantwin; doa; giuliani; mediadarling; norealconsleft; nothanks; prodeath; rino; rudy
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1 posted on 11/13/2006 2:25:20 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Oops...GIUliani


2 posted on 11/13/2006 2:27:16 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

No thanks Rudy -- we need a CONSERVATIVE in the White House.


3 posted on 11/13/2006 2:27:33 PM PST by EagleUSA (T)
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To: tsmith130
I'm waiting until Madonna endorses someone before I make my choice.

< /mega sarcasm >

4 posted on 11/13/2006 2:27:58 PM PST by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: tsmith130

RINOs are just lining up for the race. Next will be Romney. We need some real conservatives not RINOs.


5 posted on 11/13/2006 2:28:41 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: lormand

We must see who kisses Oprah.


6 posted on 11/13/2006 2:28:58 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: tsmith130

Republicans just lost an election because of RINOs. Rudy, run for governor of NY...I'll support you.


7 posted on 11/13/2006 2:29:22 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: EagleUSA

GO RUDY! Win or lose he will spice up the campaign!!


8 posted on 11/13/2006 2:29:44 PM PST by zarf
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To: tsmith130

Rudy should know better.


9 posted on 11/13/2006 2:30:18 PM PST by jdm
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To: lormand

I was hoping Brittany and K-Fed (now known as Fed-ex) would endorse someone. Guess I'll never know now....


10 posted on 11/13/2006 2:30:31 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Names Ash Housewares
"We must see who kisses Oprah."

Orca as I "mistakenly" call her.

11 posted on 11/13/2006 2:30:40 PM PST by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: EagleUSA
>>>>No thanks Rudy -- we need a CONSERVATIVE in the White House.

MegaDitto.

12 posted on 11/13/2006 2:30:43 PM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't support amnesty and conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: EagleUSA

Rudy deserves to have his chance in the primaries. However, I do wish FReepers would stop fawning over him this early and annointing him already. It just confirms what direction the Republican Party is headed to, and it isn't a conservative one.


13 posted on 11/13/2006 2:31:04 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: tsmith130
Giuliani could not even beat the Haglery when they ran against each other for NY Senator. He dropped out due to illness half way through the race.
14 posted on 11/13/2006 2:31:23 PM PST by GinaLolaB
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To: tsmith130

seems like everyone has an exploratory committee except for me. anyone want to be on my exploratory committee?


15 posted on 11/13/2006 2:31:34 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: big'ol_freeper

BARBOUR/STEELE ‘08!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 11/13/2006 2:31:42 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Barbour/Steele '08)
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To: tsmith130

Give Rudy a break, he doesn't go out of his way to stick his finger in the eyes of conservatives and insult them the way McCain seems to do. Lets be honest Rudy could give McCain and others some real competition in the NE and Rustbelt areas.


17 posted on 11/13/2006 2:32:06 PM PST by jbwbubba
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To: jbwbubba

I wasn't dissing him.


18 posted on 11/13/2006 2:32:36 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: big'ol_freeper
RINOs are just lining up for the race. Next will be Romney.

Wow! It's going to be a FR right wing meltdown in the next campaign!

If Romney is going to be too liberal for you, it's time to start your own party.

19 posted on 11/13/2006 2:32:43 PM PST by zarf
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To: areafiftyone

(((PING!)))


20 posted on 11/13/2006 2:32:55 PM PST by babaloo
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

21 posted on 11/13/2006 2:33:08 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: zarf

Um hate to tell you but Romney is a moderate as McCain and Guiliani.


22 posted on 11/13/2006 2:33:49 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: tsmith130

I had wished he would knock Hillary out of the Senate this year, but President Rudy? I don't know about that one.


23 posted on 11/13/2006 2:34:06 PM PST by Enosh
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To: tsmith130

ALERT: Certain Freepers vow to vote for Hillary instead of any Republican who doesn't agree with them on every single issue under the sun.


24 posted on 11/13/2006 2:34:10 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I agree. I am from NYC. People don't know much about him, they saw him stand strong on 9/11 and think he is some sort of hero. Just wait. You don't want him. He is a hot head of the first order, does not play well with others (anyone! total micromanager) and he is very liberal.


25 posted on 11/13/2006 2:34:34 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: tsmith130

Mcain/Rudy - to stop Hillary/Mimbo.


26 posted on 11/13/2006 2:35:15 PM PST by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: tsmith130

So far, Rudy, you're leading my list (and with the present GOP field, don't give up your day job!)


27 posted on 11/13/2006 2:35:25 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit. There are sober people in Africa !!!!)
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To: tsmith130

Just waht we need....another RINO!


28 posted on 11/13/2006 2:36:06 PM PST by rrrod
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To: tsmith130

I just heard an ad on WHO, the 50K watt radio station out of Des Moines, Iowa. It was promoting a Draft Rudy petition which is being circulated throughout Iowa. Interesting.


29 posted on 11/13/2006 2:36:43 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: tsmith130

America's Mayor. At this point, why not?


30 posted on 11/13/2006 2:36:48 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: tsmith130

I just heard an ad on WHO, the 50K watt radio station out of Des Moines, Iowa. It was promoting a Draft Rudy petition which is being circulated throughout Iowa. Interesting.


31 posted on 11/13/2006 2:36:52 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Rudy deserves to have his chance in the primaries. However, I do wish FReepers would stop fawning over him this early and annointing him already.

We're not fawning, we're just hoping for a candidate who can win.

It would be nice to have candidate that has the ability to steal some votes from the other side and garner moderate independent voters.

We'll need them because we can't rely on the fickle far right wing. If the candidate ain't perfect they piss in their milk and go home. Who needs "friends" like that?

32 posted on 11/13/2006 2:37:37 PM PST by zarf
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>>>>>Give Rudy a break, he doesn't go out of his way to stick his finger in the eyes of conservatives ...

Giuliani is pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-partial birth abortion, pro-gun control, pro-homo rights and pro-illegal rights. As a conservative, I find all of Rudy`s "pro" positions, one big fat stick in the eye to ALL conservatives.

33 posted on 11/13/2006 2:38:05 PM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't support amnesty and conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: zarf

He's the only one who seems to have a clue about the war on terror.


34 posted on 11/13/2006 2:39:24 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: KOZ.
anyone want to be on my exploratory committee

1. Age:

2. Country of Birth:

35 posted on 11/13/2006 2:39:27 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: GinaLolaB

Rudy would have eviscerated Hillary in those debates that Lazio butchered. Rudy had cancer treatments to undergo ... sheesh.


36 posted on 11/13/2006 2:39:30 PM PST by sono ("Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - Gunnery Sgt Thomas "Gunny" Highway)
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To: tsmith130
Rudy Giuliani
Forming An Exploratory Committee


Go away Rudy. Far, far, away.
Someplace you've never been before. Say ... Queens
37 posted on 11/13/2006 2:39:38 PM PST by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

That would be awesome. Barbaur does a great job, whatever he does.

Whatever task he's been given, he did it VERY WELL.
Thats the kind of candidate we need.


38 posted on 11/13/2006 2:39:43 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: rudabaga

Rudy rescued NYC from the morass that was David Dinkins.


39 posted on 11/13/2006 2:40:21 PM PST by sono ("Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - Gunnery Sgt Thomas "Gunny" Highway)
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To: EagleUSA

run Rudy run!!!!

yeah...we need a conservative in the White House.....but

Rudy will beat the piaps like a drum...and no one else will be able to beat her....go ahead...do what you did last tuesday...complain and rest on principles....as the the piaps goes back to living in the White House....

Rudy will be a strong leader on foreign affairs and on national security....he will also be good for the economy and cleaning up crime in the US.....

if he wins...he will NOT nominate a bader-ginsburg or miers for scotus!!!!!

run Rudy run!!!!!


40 posted on 11/13/2006 2:40:31 PM PST by hnj_00
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To: EagleUSA
No thanks Rudy -- we need a CONSERVATIVE in the White House.

You're right, but if it comes down to either him or McCain, Rudy had my support.

41 posted on 11/13/2006 2:40:59 PM PST by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: tsmith130

The one thing that both Rudy and Newt can do is TALK. So many of the conservative "leaders" can't seem to get their words out or explain their ideas in a few sentences or get to the point.

With either Newt or Rudy running we would at least get the issues presented, discussed and defended something that has not been happening lately.


42 posted on 11/13/2006 2:42:03 PM PST by when the time is right
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To: zarf
"we can't rely on the fickle far right wing. If the candidate ain't perfect they piss in their milk and go home. Who needs "friends" like that?"

Amen.

43 posted on 11/13/2006 2:43:15 PM PST by debg
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To: GinaLolaB

Rudy would have absolutely DESTROYED Hitlery in that election if he didn't get cancer.


44 posted on 11/13/2006 2:43:41 PM PST by frankiep (Beer - the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems)
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To: tsmith130

Go Rudy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 11/13/2006 2:43:57 PM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by there fruity little club.)
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To: EagleUSA
No thanks Rudy -- we need a CONSERVATIVE in the White House.

Conservative BUMP!

46 posted on 11/13/2006 2:44:35 PM PST by upchuck (Republicans didn`t lose this time around because they were conservative, but because they WEREN`T!)
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To: sono
Rudy would have eviscerated Hillary in those debates that Lazio butchered. Rudy had cancer treatments to undergo ... sheesh.

I think he dropped out because he was afraid that he was going to lose to Hitlery. He jumped ship and let Lazio take the pipe. He walked away clean.

Just my opinion as a longsuffering republican New Yorker.

47 posted on 11/13/2006 2:46:46 PM PST by GinaLolaB
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To: rudabaga

If he can beat the Beast, nationally, he's got my vote.


48 posted on 11/13/2006 2:46:56 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: rudabaga

I'm from NY and remember something totally different. You say that he was a micromanager but that's exactly what the situation at the time called for. He met stiff resistance in everything he tried to do, but he still managed to completely turn the city around. The job he did in bringing NYC back from the cesspool status it had reached is stunning. Simply put, he got the job done.


49 posted on 11/13/2006 2:47:03 PM PST by frankiep (Beer - the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems)
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To: frankiep

See #47


50 posted on 11/13/2006 2:48:13 PM PST by GinaLolaB
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