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Giuliani's... filings don't lend hints to... run - he hasn't... checked the Republican box
Newsday ^ | February 2, 2007 | CRAIG GORDON

Posted on 02/02/2007 7:07:49 AM PST by sitetest

WASHINGTON - Republicans looking at Rudolph Giuliani's campaign for president always ask two questions - is he really running, and is he a "real Republican?"

They're probably not going to like the answers found by Newsday in Giuliani's government filings.

The ex-mayor still is holding back from submitting the simple one-page form declaring himself a possible candidate, despite raising $1.4 million to run. And asked what party he belongs to on a different form, Giuliani didn't say - he left the answer blank.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; dempublican; giuliani; mediadarling; partysplitter; politics; presidentialrace; republican; republicrat; vacillatingwimp
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I'm sure it's just an oversight.

LOL.

Note: I had to heavily edit the title to get it to fit in FR's parameters.

I didn't see this previously posted. If this was previously posted, my apologies in advance for the duplicate.

1 posted on 02/02/2007 7:07:52 AM PST by sitetest
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To: sitetest; areafiftyone; Antoninus; Dark Skies; GulfBreeze; Spiff; Liz; Jeff Fuller; narses

Grist for the mill.


2 posted on 02/02/2007 7:11:23 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
Look at all of those lousy liberals and socialists holding up signs for Giuliani!
Ooops, those are all die hard Republicans and conservatives. Never mind.


3 posted on 02/02/2007 7:13:41 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: sitetest

Maybe he's running an honest campaign and he's having difficulty telling us..."Socialist". That fool from Vermont can run as his VP.


4 posted on 02/02/2007 7:15:13 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

One down, two [Mitt & Johnny] to go.


5 posted on 02/02/2007 7:17:55 AM PST by tiger-one
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To: sitetest

Maybe he is just waiting for his endorsements from NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Queer Nation and NAMBLA.


6 posted on 02/02/2007 7:19:07 AM PST by tfelice
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To: sitetest
..I'm sure there is a degree of gratification to dwell in that "haven't announced yet" zone--being one of the darlings of the MSM and desperate pragmatists who fear Hillary above all things evil.

But hopefully reality will set in and the Mayor and his ilk will see that it isn't going to happen for them in the present Republican party--just ask President Colin Powell...

7 posted on 02/02/2007 7:20:08 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: Liz

For your enjoyment.


8 posted on 02/02/2007 7:21:53 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: finnman69

If you look closely, you can see Rudy's ex-wife/cousin over there on the right. She's wearing the hat.


9 posted on 02/02/2007 7:23:31 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (America will get the president America deserves.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

He could easily win int primaries. The democratic ones. Maybe this is where he plans to run against Hitlary.


10 posted on 02/02/2007 7:25:18 AM PST by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: albie

Dear albie,

LOL.

As a registered Republican, this left me cold:

"Giuliani's campaign confirmed that leaving off the Republican designation wasn't a typo. It was the campaign's 'judgment that we didn't have to fill in that box,' said a campaign lawyer. The lawyer said an update filed Wednesday lists him as a Republican, though that form couldn't be found on the Federal Election Commission Web site."

What would have been the big deal to declare himself a Republican on the first form?

It's a little thing, but considering that Mr. Giuliani hardly finds himself universally accepted by grassroots conservatives, at the very least, it was a stupid thing to do.


sitetest


11 posted on 02/02/2007 7:25:43 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
Here's Rudy announcing that he plans to run for president:



Oh, wait, that's not Rudy? Could have fooled me. I can't think of one policy issue where Rudy differs from this guy. The only difference is that Rudy has an "R" after his name.
12 posted on 02/02/2007 7:29:00 AM PST by Antoninus ( Who is Duncan Hunter? Find out....www.gohunter08.com)
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To: sitetest; Reagan Man; jla; TommyDale; beltfed308; Condor51; HuntsvilleTxVeteran; Old_Mil; ...
......found by Newsday in Giuliani's government filings: asked what party he belongs to, Giuliani didn't say - he left the answer blank.....

Just an oversight you say? Please, no more wise cracks, sitetest.

(Sniffle) Truth is, Rudy has an identity problem (sob).

Dang it all, it's hard for Julie-Annie to make the Big Decision-----to decide whether or not he is, in fact, a "Republican." Seeing as how Julie is pro-gay, anti-life, and for gun confiscation.

It's only natural he's reticent to align himself with "right-wing" Republicans.

Heck, with some good professsionl counseling, Rudy will find his "true self," and declare as a Democrat.

13 posted on 02/02/2007 7:29:53 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: sitetest
>>>>And asked what party he belongs to on a different form, Giuliani didn't say - he left the answer blank.

Sounds like Rudy maybe going one step further then Arnold. Arnold isn't a partisan anylonger. Ya know. LOL

Btw, where's my PING?! ;^)

14 posted on 02/02/2007 7:30:16 AM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't vote for liberals.)
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To: All

HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN!


15 posted on 02/02/2007 7:30:47 AM PST by AZConcervative
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To: WalterSkinner

"But hopefully reality will set in and the Mayor and his ilk will see that it isn't going to happen for them in the present Republican party--just ask President Colin Powell..."

You better hope you're wrong.

In spite of the juvenile comments by so called "real conservatives", as of now, Rudy is still the only candidate who will beat the Psycho Whore.

You guys better be more concerned about who in hell else is going to carry the R banner instead of trashing Rudy.

Please let me know WHY at this crucial time in the history of this Republic, there is no viable candidate that you can support?

Do you think it's too early?

Are you one of those who thinks Duncan Hunter is going to all of a sudden become a household name?

98% of American doesn't even know who he is while Shillary is out there in full swing and with more cash than anyone else.

Tick....tick.....tick.....


16 posted on 02/02/2007 7:31:31 AM PST by Doninnj
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To: sitetest

Newsday isn't credible to make any assumptions whatsoever.


17 posted on 02/02/2007 7:32:31 AM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: sitetest

He'd be a great Democrat.
In fact if the Democrats ran somebody like him, I'd feel a lot better for the country...
Sorta like Zell Miller for President: A Democrat even Republicans could love...


18 posted on 02/02/2007 7:32:52 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: Reagan Man

Dear Reagan Man,

"Btw, where's my PING?! ;^)"

LOL!

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea MAXIMA culpa.

;-)


sitetest


19 posted on 02/02/2007 7:33:44 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

The more people know about Rudy, the less viable he becomes. Glad we have a real candidate, Hunter!


20 posted on 02/02/2007 7:34:12 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: WalterSkinner
the Mayor and his ilk

I love my ilk.


21 posted on 02/02/2007 7:34:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: Liz

Dear Liz,

"Please, no more wise cracks, sitetest."

I always try to give folks the benefit of the doubt.

The problem is, I was wrong to extend that benefit to him:

"Giuliani's campaign confirmed that leaving off the Republican designation wasn't a typo. It was the campaign's 'judgment that we didn't have to fill in that box,' said a campaign lawyer."

It wasn't an oversight; it was intentional.

Don't ask me why. I don't know.


sitetest


22 posted on 02/02/2007 7:35:06 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Lazamataz
Newsday isn't credible to make any assumptions whatsoever.

Is what they have pointed out incorrect?

23 posted on 02/02/2007 7:35:28 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: Little Ray

Except Zell is MORE conservative than Rudy. Quite a bit more.


24 posted on 02/02/2007 7:36:00 AM PST by RockinRight (What I want in '08: Gingrich's politics, Reagan's appeal, and Tancredo's immigration stance.)
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To: Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; Jake The Goose; ...

((((({PING)))))


25 posted on 02/02/2007 7:36:00 AM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: WalterSkinner
the Mayor and his ilk

I love my ilk.


26 posted on 02/02/2007 7:36:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

The implied assumptions are.


27 posted on 02/02/2007 7:36:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: Reagan Man

Maybe he doesn't like being called a RINO! LOL!


28 posted on 02/02/2007 7:37:22 AM PST by FreeInWV
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To: Doninnj
Do you think it's too early?

..fair question

We probably have at least the next 6 to 9 months to work this thing out.

The base of the GOP simply will not support an openly liberal candidate on social issues.

Do not rule out some possible new names to surface in the coming months--it's early, so let's not carve each other up too much...

29 posted on 02/02/2007 7:37:27 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: sitetest
Legal Semantics.
30 posted on 02/02/2007 7:37:51 AM PST by defconw ( Mrs. Cibco in 85 days! Woo Hoo!)
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To: sitetest

Thanks for the ping. :-)


31 posted on 02/02/2007 7:38:14 AM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone

You're welcome! ;-)


32 posted on 02/02/2007 7:38:41 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
And asked what party he belongs to on a different form, Giuliani didn't say - he left the answer blank.

LOL Maybe Rudy thinks he can switch to Democrat and beat out Hillary for the Dem nomination. Wouldn't be much of a stretch for him to join the Dem party.

33 posted on 02/02/2007 7:38:46 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: WalterSkinner

34 posted on 02/02/2007 7:38:47 AM PST by Afronaut (Supporting Republican Liberals is the Undeniable End to Freedom)
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To: Lazamataz

Thats Nurse Chapel from Star Trek-TOS.


35 posted on 02/02/2007 7:39:04 AM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't vote for liberals.)
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To: Lazamataz
..help me out Laz, who is that?

I know it's not Rudy--looks like Broadway star Gwen Verdon...

36 posted on 02/02/2007 7:39:21 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: defconw

Good Morning defconw! Where have you been? Yeesh! you would think you were planning a wedding or something! ;-)


37 posted on 02/02/2007 7:39:50 AM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: tfelice; sitetest; jla; TommyDale; Reagan Man; Condor51; beltfed308
Maybe Rudy is just waiting for his endorsements from NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Queer Nation and NAMBLA.

LOL. You forgot the ACLU and the Separation of Church and State goons. Not to forget the NOW fanatics.

During Giuliani's run for the NY Senate against Hillary, a chapter of the National Organization of Women endorsed him over Hillary Clinton. You read that right, in 2000 the Dulles Chapter of NOW endorsed Giuliani over Hillary Clinton.

38 posted on 02/02/2007 7:40:05 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

This Freeper is voting for Rudy for his leadership qualities and abilities....two very important characteristics I haven't seen any other Republican candidates possess....other than their HUGE ego.


39 posted on 02/02/2007 7:40:42 AM PST by auto power
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To: sitetest
Republicans looking at Rudolph Giuliani's campaign for president always ask two questions - is he really running, and is he a "real Republican?"

NO! He is not a real Republican.

Giuliani/Clinton/Dem vs. GOP Platform Comparison
Issue
Giuliani Clinton Dem Platform GOP Platform
Abortion on Demand Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Partial Birth Abortion Supports
Opposed
NY ban
Supports Supports Opposes
Roe v. Wade Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Federal Marriage Amendment Opposes Opposes Opposes
Defined at
state level
Supports
Gay Domestic Partnership/
Civil Unions
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Openly Gay Military Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Defense of Marriage Act Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Special Path to Citizenship
for Illegal Aliens
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Tough Penalties for
Employers of Illegal Aliens
Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Sanctuary Cities/
Ignoring Immigration Law
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Protecting 2nd Amendment Opposes
Opposes Opposes
Supports bans
Supports
Confiscating Guns Supports
Confiscated
as mayor.
Even bragged.
Supports Supports
Supports bans
Opposes
'Assault' Weapons Ban Supports Supports Supports  
Frivolous Lawsuits
Against Gun Makers
Supports
Filed One
Himself
Supports   Opposes
Gun Registration/Licenses Supports Supports   Opposes
War in Afghanistan Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports Supports
War in Iraq Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports
Weak support
Supports
Patriot Act Supports Supports
Voted for it
2001 & 2006
Opposes Supports
"Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine." - Rudy Giuliani

40 posted on 02/02/2007 7:41:33 AM PST by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: sitetest
Republicans looking at Rudolph Giuliani's campaign for president always ask two questions - is he really running, and is he a "real Republican?"

Yes, he's running, and NO he's NOT a Republican, he's a RINO. Although lately, it's almost unable to tell the two apart!!

41 posted on 02/02/2007 7:42:06 AM PST by NRA2BFree (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008! HE IS AN HONEST CONSERVATIVE!!)
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To: Doninnj
Please let me know WHY at this crucial time in the history of this Republic, there is no viable candidate that you can support?

I'm not sure how you define 'viable', but there are certainly candidates I can support, i.e. Duncan Hunter. Also, it's a long time until the Presidential election. You seem kind of in a hurry to write everyone else off. Why?

42 posted on 02/02/2007 7:42:10 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Liz

Dear Liz,

I've always thought that there was some percentage of Republicans who would vote for president for anyone with an "R" attached to his back, no matter how liberal that candidate might be.

In this case, it appears that it may not even be necessary to have the "R" attached to his back.

LOL! Who knew!


sitetest


43 posted on 02/02/2007 7:42:51 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
No problem, you've never been on my pinglist either. LOL Of course, I've never had a pinglist, until this week.

The name of my pinglist is:

STOP GIULIANI 2008!

44 posted on 02/02/2007 7:43:01 AM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't vote for liberals.)
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To: Reagan Man

Dear Reagan Man,

Well, then, add me!


sitetest


45 posted on 02/02/2007 7:43:50 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
I always try to give folks the benefit of the doubt.

Golly, you are s-o-o-o-o sensitive----LOL.

BTW, I read your "oversight" post as a sarcasm.

46 posted on 02/02/2007 7:44:13 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Liz

You read it correctly.

;-)


47 posted on 02/02/2007 7:45:04 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: NRA2BFree

Giuliani would be right at home in the Democrat party.


48 posted on 02/02/2007 7:45:09 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: sitetest

Maybe Julie's top secret strategy is to not let anyone know his party perference----then he can sneak in as the Shadow candidate.


49 posted on 02/02/2007 7:47:37 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Lazamataz

It's time to milk the ilk...


50 posted on 02/02/2007 7:49:28 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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