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Posted on 11/14/2006 3:42:18 PM PST by motife
Draft Rudy Giuliani For President Begins Radio Ads in Key States
Committee To Encourage Former New York Mayor To Run For President In 2008 Airs First Ads In Iowa & New Hampshire
(Chicago, IL) One year after its formation, Draft Rudy Giuliani for President announced today that it has begun airing radio ads in Iowa and New Hampshire encouraging Mayor Giuliani to run for president in 2008.
"With the mid-term elections now over, Americans are already thinking about 2008," said Draft Rudy Giuliani spokesman, Allen Fore. "Mayor Giuliani has a demonstrated record of success and is exactly the kind of leader that people are looking for right now."
The sixty-second spot focuses on Mayor Giuliani's heroism after the events of September 11, 2001, and on his ability to cut through partisan politics in a divided Washington. The script of the ad reads, in part:
At times of crisis, Americans look to their leaders for strength, hope, and leadership. Five years ago, Americans looked to our president first, but we also looked to another man to help guide us through the darkness, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He wasn't just the mayor of New York, he was America's mayor . . . Rudy Giuliani has shown us what it takes to lead in the toughest of circumstances.
As America begins to focus on who will be our next president, we want change. We want someone who will rise above partisan politics and get things done . . . Please join us in asking Rudy Giuliani to run for president of the United States. We need his steady hand and his steadfast leadership. Sign a petition to draft Rudy Giuliani for President at draftrudygiuliani.com. Draft Rudy Giuliani for President is a federal committee filed with the Federal Election Commission and cannot, by law, coordinate its efforts with Mayor Giuliani.
"This is an all-volunteer effort," added Fore. "The thousands of people who have signed our petition online at www.draftrudygiuliani.com have already shown us that there is strong support for a Giuliani candidacy. And we want to do everything we can to encourage Mayor Giuliani to run for president. American would be well-served by having Rudy Giuliani in the White House."
The mayor has stated publicly that he will make a final decision about a 2008 presidential bid either later this year or in early 2007. Just yesterday, it was announced that he has officially begun the process of exploring a run.
The first radio ad, "We Needed Him Then, We Need Him Now," can be heard and downloaded online at:
RINO's don't fly !!!!
I'm sure there will be countermeasure ads that tell people where he actually sits on several key positions.
Mayor Giuliani has a demonstrated record of success ...
When Rudy had the chance to take on Hildabeast he was nowhere to be found.
He lost my vote a long time ago.
Unless some stealth candidate emerges, it sounds like it will be Rudy or Romney. Neither are especially palatable to me, but hopefully somebody else will emerge in the next year.
If it's Rudy vs. Hilary, it's Rudy all the way.
Unfortunately, he's almost as good as John McCain. And that ain't saying much.
Right now I'm leaning towards supporting Duncan Hunter.
He was home, battling cancer. Moron.
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Beat me to it.
Rudy will chase away the Christian right and without their votes and especially their campaign work, the GOP will be RIP.
I'd say he's better than McCain from this standpoint-you know what his beliefs are even though you might not agree with them, but with McCain you have some one whose beliefs are based upon what media reaction he'll get from it. Of the two, I'd take Rudy.
That's because he dropped out and had a bigger fight to win, against cancer.
1) Principles mean nothing, it's all about winning.
2) Moral convictions make you out of touch and unrealistic, we just need to win!
3) If you insist on sticking to your conservative values, prepare to be insulted and challenged.
"we want change. We want someone who will rise above partisan politics and get things done "
Rudy will bring in enough moderates, indys, and Reagan democrats that the "religious right" can stay home and it won't matter a stuff.
That's simple. Just vote for Harry Reid or Bob Kerry.
He better as he will alienate social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, and Regan republicans. He may do well in the east, but in the south and middle America, a big New York City immoral moderate won't play well. But then he may get enough anti-hillary votes to win, but he surely wont get enough pro-rudy votes.
I would imagine that his running mate will make up for any perceived shortcomings.
If Giuliani is nominated, I hope the GOP is prepared to go it alone -- without the support and votes of their base.
Pro-abortion, gun-grabbing and pro-homosexual marriage views are going to send the media slobbering and the GOP packing for yet another four years.
"If Giuliani is nominated, I hope the GOP is prepared to go it alone -- without the support and votes of their base. Pro-abortion, gun-grabbing and pro-homosexual marriage views are going to send the media slobbering and the GOP packing for yet another four years."
Where do I begin. Let's start with pro-homo. He's AGAINST gay marriage. Now as far as homos go, personally, I disagree with their life style but as long as they do what they do in the privacy of their own home I don't care and nobody else should either, especially not the federal government. As far as abortion goes, we have a pro-life President now but we are still having abortions. No president has the power to stop abortion. Rudy has already said he supports strict constructionist judges like John Roberts and if he does that then maybe Roe v. Wade will get overturned. But even if it does get overturned I hope you're not naive enough to think that would stop all abortions. The abortion issue would then revert back to the states and do you really think California would outlaw abortions? Being pragmatic in our thinking we all know we can't completely stop abortions. So therefore this point is basically moot. As far as anti-gun goes, he's not going to push for more gun control. Are the Democrats doing that now? No. Nobody has since the 2000 election and nobody will. Now lets review history. World War II ended in 1945. SEVEN years later in 1952 the most popular general of the war, Dwight Eisenhower, won in a landslide despite far right extremist Republicans not supporting him in the primaries. History always repeats itself.
I remember that. There was also collateral damage form his divorce and a garbage scandal or something. I think the statute of limitations [and 9/11] would clear minds about him now.
Do you REALLY believe that?
As for the social conservatives, catering exclusively to them was part of the reason why the GOP lost this round.
I like Rudy.
I admire him.
I'll even bet he's a really good guy.
However, if he is the republican candidate for president, I won't vote for him.
These are the people who are out to destroy the Republican Party. Don't blame the coming 2008 losses on Conservatives.
In short they lost because they ran in 04 to the right but ruled to the left.
With this sort of arrogance, I hope you end up with Hillary Clinton.
I like the way all the Pro-Rudy people just brush off things like scandals, broken marriages, adultery, and his association with criminals and think the opposition and the voters will just forget all that just because he was mayor on 9-11.
Arrogance? Hey you in the back, get with the program!
You don't think there'd be mass forgiveness of his baggage? I do.
The obstacle I see is abortion.
A "Moderate in Name Only".
Favorite Supreme Court Justice? Antonin Scalia. He lauds John Roberts and Sam Alito as originalist judges he'd appoint to the court.
Economic philosophy? Cutting taxes is the only way to grow the economy. "agrees with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush that tax cuts are a powerful stimulus to the economy - that's why I cut taxes 23 times as Mayor of New York."
Limited government? Thinks government has spent too much. Wants Congress to get serious now about fiscal discipline.
School Choice? For it and for holding public schools to much higher standards.
"The war on terror is not about "red" versus "blue" states - it is about right versus wrong; it is about good overcoming evil."
I would be considered part of the Christian right, and I'd vote for him. And so would the majority of Christians I know.
"I like the way all the Pro-Rudy people just brush off things like scandals, broken marriages, adultery, and his association with criminals and think the opposition and the voters will just forget all that just because he was mayor on 9-11."
His association with criminals? LOL. He locked many many criminal in jail during his time as an US attorney. Crime dropped like a rock falling in the sky when he was Mayor of NYC. As far as his broken marriages, thats between him, his wives, and God and nobody else. Besides, its not relevant as far as what kind of President he would make. I just love it when far right extremist make things up when the facts show the opposite and bring up things that are completely irrelevant and none of their business. Oh, by the way, Reagan got divorced once.
Agreed, however, if Rudy wins the nod in the primaries, he'll probably win in a landslide. The primaries will be very interesting.
Good for you! Me too.
There has to be some reason Rudy Giuliani has a 70% approval rating from Republicans when no other candidate breaks 50%.
Republicans want to lose again.
And then what? Bernie Kerik as Sec of Defense? Oh, Joy!
He had CANCER! What did you expect him to do... not get the cancer treated, run against her, win and then die? Or win and then have the cancer spread to other organs and die?
>>His association with criminals? LOL. He locked many many criminal in jail during his time as an US attorney. Crime dropped like a rock falling in the sky when he was Mayor of NYC. As far as his broken marriages, thats between him, his wives, and God and nobody else. Besides, its not relevant as far as what kind of President he would make. I just love it when far right extremist make things up when the facts show the opposite and bring up things that are completely irrelevant and none of their business. Oh, by the way, Reagan got divorced once.<<
In an almost evenly divided electorate the elections of 2000, 2004 and 2006 have shown the NE and Midwest states turning increasingly and firmly blue.
MN, PA, MI, IL, WI, & NJ were once states that could flip Republican. Those days appear to be over.
IA, OH, MO, CO, NM and (gasp!) AZ appear to be sliding that way too.
Hillary would win every state Kerry won, and I guarantee she'd win Iowa. I live here. NM, CO and MO would be in great danger. OH a tossup.
The GOP has to stop this slide or they're thin margins of 2000 and 2004 will be distant memories, like Reagan's 49 state landslide.
Giuliani has said he'd govern from the right and he's not the type of politiician who makes empty promises.
He'd make it impossible for a Democrat to win if he could take NY's 31 electoral votes. But he'd be competitive in all the states listed above, maybe even CA, OR, and WA.
His "moderate" Republican label is great, because he's not a moderate. Let the media think he is because he's actually a Ronald Reagan conservative on taxes, Gerald Ford on spending, and an originalist on Supreme Court justices, supporting judges like Scalia, Roberts and Alito.
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