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Rudy Has Money Trouble - Pulls out of Michigan
The Corner on National Review ^ | 1/11/2008 | David Freddoso

Posted on 01/11/2008 7:11:22 AM PST by TBBT

He pulls out of Michigan.

Asks his staff to work without pay.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: giulianitruthfile; rudy
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1 posted on 01/11/2008 7:11:24 AM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Just saw this too:

http://cameron.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/01/11/giulianis-now-volunteer-staff-working-for-free-is-voluntary/


2 posted on 01/11/2008 7:12:29 AM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: TBBT

So who would Rudy endorse? I’d think most of them wouldn’t want his endorsement. ;-)


3 posted on 01/11/2008 7:15:56 AM PST by rhombus
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To: TBBT

Couldn’t happen to a nice CINO-RINO.


4 posted on 01/11/2008 7:16:42 AM PST by pgyanke (Duncan Hunter 08--You want to elect a conservative? Then support a conservative!)
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To: TBBT

Rooty has a very remote chance. He really isn’t a very good candidate.

His debate performances just fail to touch anyone.

I don’t write him out yet. His strategy is probably a failure.

I wouldn’t vote for him.


5 posted on 01/11/2008 7:16:59 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: pgyanke
Couldn’t happen to a nicer CINO-RINO.
6 posted on 01/11/2008 7:17:11 AM PST by pgyanke (Duncan Hunter 08--You want to elect a conservative? Then support a conservative!)
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To: TBBT

LOL. Rudytudy is waiting on that welfare check we call federal matching funds.

With all his advisors, and he has plenty, I can’t see how he is in the red if this article is correct.


7 posted on 01/11/2008 7:17:52 AM PST by rineaux (tagline on strike.)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

Huh? -Rudy was on TV last night.....I never suspected. Good.


8 posted on 01/11/2008 7:19:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: pgyanke

I am a Hunter fan. I will say that most of them know the RATs are going to crossover in Michigan to vote Huck.

Most of the candidates probably won’t continue to waste their money on a meaningless state with a skewed result.


9 posted on 01/11/2008 7:19:24 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: rhombus

He’d probably endorse someone that shares his stance on a number of the issues. Like Clinton.


10 posted on 01/11/2008 7:22:16 AM PST by faloi
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To: indylindy
Most of the candidates probably won’t continue to waste their money on a meaningless state with a skewed result.

... except Romney who has pulled back in SC and FL (ads at least) to concentrate on Michigan. I believe he is trying to fight the "if he doesn't do well in Michigan, he is toast" verbage of the MSM.

11 posted on 01/11/2008 7:22:36 AM PST by Ingtar (I find it amazing how deciding to run for president changes a man's stands on issues)
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To: faloi

LOL.


12 posted on 01/11/2008 7:23:42 AM PST by rineaux (tagline on strike.)
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To: TBBT

Good, now he should pull out of Florida.


13 posted on 01/11/2008 7:24:26 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: TBBT

There’s something utterly pathetic about the notion of a multi-millionaire running for public office and asking his campaign staff to work without pay.


14 posted on 01/11/2008 7:24:56 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: TBBT

At this point I’m more concerned about who the democrats nominate for us since voting in their own primary is a waste of time.


15 posted on 01/11/2008 7:26:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: TBBT

I thought that Michigan had telegraphed his intent to walk away from Michigan long ago. Seems wise to me. He won’t win that state with Romney as a favorite son and independents leaning towards McCain.

Didn’t McCain win Michigan in the past?


16 posted on 01/11/2008 7:26:13 AM PST by tortdog
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To: TBBT

I like Rudy and wish him a happy life back in New York. He’s just too liberal to be the Republican nominee.


17 posted on 01/11/2008 7:31:04 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: rhombus

I think Rudy would endorse McCain.


18 posted on 01/11/2008 7:31:30 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: indylindy

The Democrats aren’t crossing over when they have a horserace of their own to deal with.


19 posted on 01/11/2008 7:32:37 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: indylindy
Most of the candidates probably won’t continue to waste their money on a meaningless state with a skewed result.

Strange how the vote hasn't even happened and you are already going all Democrat on us and calling the results skewed.

20 posted on 01/11/2008 7:34:05 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

I would never ever vote for Rootie for president, but if he wants to come and run for mayor of Detroit, I’ll happily send him a few bucks.

On the other hand that might put him in mind of running for governor at some point and Homie ain’t down with that at all.


21 posted on 01/11/2008 7:34:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! Well put.


22 posted on 01/11/2008 7:35:08 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: TBBT
I think that Mr. Giuliani is the most leftwing GOP candidate that I have seen in a long time; I believe that his positions are more closely aligned with the Democrats and their leftward slant than they are with any significant fraction of the Republican base.

I don't like to imagine what type of platform that Mr. Giuliani's candidacy could have produced.

I hope that he does leave the race soon; he has done very poorly so far for what the MSM has insisted on labeling as a "top tier" Republican candidacy.

23 posted on 01/11/2008 7:35:36 AM PST by snowsislander
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Well Rooty is short of money, McCain is short of money, Huckabee has no money, money does Mitt no good.

Maybe Fred does have a chance.

24 posted on 01/11/2008 7:36:29 AM PST by chuckles
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To: tortdog
Romney as a favorite son

Few here under age 60 even remember George Romney. Those who are older only remember Ramblers


25 posted on 01/11/2008 7:37:21 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: TBBT

Spend My Own Money? Whatta ya Nutz?
I Had To Scam A Lot Of People For All This.

26 posted on 01/11/2008 7:37:48 AM PST by Condor51 (I wouldn't vote for Rooty under any circumstance -- even if Waterboarded!)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

Did you happen to miss the Demonrats on Fox yesterday? They are announcing that this is what they are going to do.

There was also a thread running here yesterday.

Sorry, I will vote for Fred or Hunter, so please refrain from calling me a Democrat. However, your boy Mike used to be one and has supported many.

That would make you more suspect, thats just my opinion.


27 posted on 01/11/2008 7:38:54 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: snowsislander

Bob Dole and Mike Huckabee and John McCain are all more liberal than Rudy.

He doesn’t need people in Michigan, only in Florida.


28 posted on 01/11/2008 7:40:15 AM PST by barryg
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To: TBBT
I don't live in any of the states that have held primaries yet,,,,,however, the ONLY Presidential commercials I have seen are Rudy's!!! I have seen several of his commercials on FOX (including a few during the debates).

Even with those commercials and his incredible name recognition that most candidates could only dream of,,,and millions and millions of dollars couldn't buy,,,,he continues to tank nationally.

He made 40 trips to NH,,,and spent $5 million there too--with no result!

No wonder he's cutting back!!!

29 posted on 01/11/2008 7:41:28 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: chuckles
Chuckles,

Mitt's get tight with his Cashola. It would not look good for this super-businessman spending hundreds of dollars per-head-per-vote.

I was unaware that McCain and Huck were starting to feel the pinch.

IF that is so, go over to Fred's site, He just picked up another 1/2 a mil in about 3 days. A bit of wind in the sails.

Sounds like Rudy is gearing for a fight on Super-Tuesday.

I am curious who may drop before then.

30 posted on 01/11/2008 7:43:11 AM PST by taildragger
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To: faloi
He’d probably endorse someone that shares his stance on a number of the issues. Like Clinton.

LOL....

When it comes to social issues,,both candidates are 'pro-abortion, pro-amnesty, pro-sanctuary city, anti-gun, gay rights crusaders',,,the biggest difference is that Rudy's has a bigger 'train wreck' of a personal life!!!

31 posted on 01/11/2008 7:46:05 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: ASA Vet
I watched the Lou Gordon show on which George Romney made his fatal “I was brainwashed” comment. It took him right out of the presidential campaign. I’m 51.
32 posted on 01/11/2008 7:56:53 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: stayathomemom

You’re one of the “few” I guess. Maybe I should have said age 50?


33 posted on 01/11/2008 8:02:09 AM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: TBBT

He’s running round the clock TV ads here in Florida.


34 posted on 01/11/2008 8:02:20 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: indylindy

My “boy” is the same as yours, Hunter. I just called your method Democrat. Aren’t they the ones that always say the results they don’t like are skewed? And here you are all ready with that charge before one vote has been cast. Maybe you can start planning a lawsuit.


35 posted on 01/11/2008 8:02:31 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: indylindy

Huckabee is my second choice. I don’t like Thompson.


36 posted on 01/11/2008 8:03:32 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: indylindy

ever notice Rudy is always on the defensive ?????

he always answers some gotcha question with,,,,,”well, the reality is”


37 posted on 01/11/2008 8:06:46 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Nope, it’s pathetic when a multi-millionare writes the check himself. You should leave and die by your donations, like all candidates. If you can’t write a check to a candidate for $20 million, why should a candidate be allowed to write one to himself for 20 million. It’s BUYING the office. Rudy is doing what all cash strapped candidates are doing!
I like RINO Mitt less than I like Rino Rudy because Mitt writes huge checks to make up for what he can’t raise. Plus Mitt will change his positions to suit the voters while Rudy is just plain old liberal Rudy. I will never vote for either one, but I respect Rudy more.
38 posted on 01/11/2008 8:11:00 AM PST by Robbin
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

NOT TRUE, OBAMA ISN’T ON THE TICKET IN MICHIGAN!
there will be a huge cross over vote in Michigan.


39 posted on 01/11/2008 8:12:37 AM PST by Robbin
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To: Robbin

>Nope, it’s pathetic when a multi-millionare writes the check himself. You should leave and die by your donations, like all candidates.

Yeah. Rich people make me sick. We should raise taxes on the rich scum so that they don’t have any money left to spend on their own campaigns.

GET YOUR MONEY FROM SOMEONE ELSE, ROMNEY! STOP SPENDING YOUR OWN!

Just makes me sick. Bunch of rich no-do-gooder-look-how-much-money-i-maders.

Signed,

Wishing I had it too.


40 posted on 01/11/2008 8:13:23 AM PST by tortdog
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To: tortdog
We should raise taxes on the rich scum so that they don’t have any money left to spend on their own campaigns.

Yep, I would feel much better if Romney used mostly OUR tax money (by using mostly PUBLIC FUNDING) rather than his own money....lol /s

41 posted on 01/11/2008 8:17:10 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

Wow, jumping from HUNTER TO HUCKABEE. That is amazing.


42 posted on 01/11/2008 8:18:10 AM PST by Robbin
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
The Democrats aren’t crossing over when they have a horserace of their own to deal with.

When Michigan was stripped of its delegates for moving its primary up, Obama dropped out of the 'contest'. The inevitable one should have an overwhelming victory.

43 posted on 01/11/2008 8:18:13 AM PST by Bob
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To: ASA Vet
I was young when this happened, my parents often watched The Lou Gorden Show. I also remember articles in the Free Press showing pictures of George Romney's "extended" family.
44 posted on 01/11/2008 8:19:36 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: tortdog
WRONG.. I don’t like mega millionaires trying to buy an office. Explain to me the difference between writing a check to a candidate for 20 million and writing one yourself. I’m a FLAT TAX man, I’m not rich, but in the top 2%. I don’t hate rich guys, I love em! But they shouldn’t use their millions to skew elections toward them. They should have to RAISE THE MONEY LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!
45 posted on 01/11/2008 8:22:08 AM PST by Robbin
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To: Robbin
Wow, jumping from HUNTER TO HUCKABEE. That is amazing.

I didn't pick the candidates. Had Brownback not dropped out, he would be my second choice. But now it is Huckabee. Thompson used to be my third choice but his attitude of late has dropped him to forth place. McCain (who I REALLY DO NOT LIKE) is my third choice.

46 posted on 01/11/2008 8:25:58 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: pgyanke
"Couldn’t happen to a nicer CINO-RINO."

And HINO (Husband in Name Only.) Taking the perspective of Mrs. Giuliani #1 and Mrs. Giuliani #2. At least.

47 posted on 01/11/2008 8:29:58 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Quodlibet.)
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To: Alberta's Child
"There’s something utterly pathetic about the notion of a multi-millionaire running for public office and asking his campaign staff to work without pay."

You got it. Says something about his sense of justice, too.

48 posted on 01/11/2008 8:31:27 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Quodlibet.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

It is perfectly legal in Michigan for democrats to vote Republican. The Democrats have pulled their candidates out of there to punish Michigan for changing their day. There is no contest there on the Dem side.

I was trying to point out why other GOP candidates may be opting to not spend much in Michigan.

They all know the Democrats are going to mess up the result in a perfectly legal way.

I can see why Romney would try to duke it out there. He has ties and it may be close to the end of the line for him.

The perfect answer would be Hunter, but...


49 posted on 01/11/2008 8:31:44 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
"I like Rudy and wish him a happy life back in New York. He’s just too liberal to be the Republican nominee."

Know what? He might make a fairly decent mayor.

50 posted on 01/11/2008 8:33:03 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Quodlibet.)
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