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Giuliani drops out of GOP race, backs McCain
MSNBC ^ | January 30th, 2008 | AP

Posted on 01/30/2008 3:25:49 PM PST by Smogger

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the Republican presidential campaign on Wednesday and endorsed Sen. John McCain for the nomination.

Giuliani made the announcement at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library a day after suffering a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary.

With McCain at his side, Giuliani said the nation needed "someone who can be trusted in times of crisis."

"Obviously I thought I was that person," the former New York mayor said. "The voters made another choice."

He noted that he and McCain had managed to compete without running negative ads against each other and said, "We will remain friends." He said he would campaign for McCain as much as the Arizona senator wanted.

Once the Republican front-runner, Giuliani finished a distant third to McCain and second-place finisher Mitt Romney. After the results, Republican officials had said Giuliani would endorse McCain, who also picked up an endorsement Wednesday from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the public announcement.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; ca2008; giuliani; giulianitruthfile; gop; mccain; presidentialrace; rino; shadowparty; soros; stoprudy; tootyfruityrudy; votefraud
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1 posted on 01/30/2008 3:25:51 PM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

That was a sweet speech he gave. He sounded like he was going to cry, either because he’s sad that he lost or because he really likes Johnny as much as he says he does. Hope he gets to be part of the cabinet if not VP.


2 posted on 01/30/2008 3:27:42 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Smogger


The blind leading the blind...
3 posted on 01/30/2008 3:27:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Proven Cons exp a must. Refs going bk 20 yrs. Amnesty sptrs need not apply.)
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To: Smogger

Makes sense. A lib for a lib.


4 posted on 01/30/2008 3:27:54 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: Smogger
"We need a revitalized, fifty state Republican party, that can cut through the red-state, blue-state divide...."

That's how I remember his statement anyway....BULLSH!!!!!!T RUDY!!!

5 posted on 01/30/2008 3:28:15 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (For evil to win, it is only necessary for Jimmy Carter to be considered a role model.)
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To: pissant

Between the two of them, they could open up a franchise outlet, ‘RINOS ‘R US’.


6 posted on 01/30/2008 3:28:40 PM PST by mkjessup (GOP + FOX + National Review = The NEW "Axis of RINOs")
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To: Smogger

God D**m Rudy! Go away now.


7 posted on 01/30/2008 3:28:56 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Smogger

With an endorsement like that, McAmnesty could be in serious trouble. Anybody here think Julie brings anything to the dance that might be the teensiest beneficial? I don’t.


8 posted on 01/30/2008 3:29:51 PM PST by thelastvirgil
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To: Cinnamon Girl

If he had spoken like that while campaigning, he might still be in it. I don’t think he want’s the VP job. He might be interested in the Attorney General job though, from what I have heard.


9 posted on 01/30/2008 3:30:01 PM PST by HoustonTech
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Why? Is Hillary going to appoint him?

McCain is going to be blown out of the water.


10 posted on 01/30/2008 3:30:02 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: DoughtyOne
Lol. Hannity loved Giuliani, he should love McCain as well.
11 posted on 01/30/2008 3:30:08 PM PST by BGHater ("Ron Paul won every debate!" Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Smogger

Sheesh can Fox news be anymore exuberent? They’re having a McCain-a-gasm. The sound went out during the Guliani endorsement and you would have thought Brit Hume was having a “heidi” movie flashback.


12 posted on 01/30/2008 3:30:25 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: bill1952

That’s not what any of the polls say, but I’m sure you know better.


13 posted on 01/30/2008 3:31:13 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Smogger

Julie Annie stressed character in his endorsement, both his and McCain’s. Considering the Keating Five and Rudy’s endorsement of Kerik, Julie Annie came across very insincere, but that is not exactly news, is it?


14 posted on 01/30/2008 3:31:44 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Rudy’s sentimental, but sometimes his judgement is WAY off. Just look at Bernard Kerik.

He let’s his personal feelings influence his thinking.


15 posted on 01/30/2008 3:31:51 PM PST by khnyny (2008: A Space Odyssey/ Clintons=HAL)
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To: thelastvirgil

If he had dropped out a weak ago with the same support, McCain would have had a majority yesterday instead of a plurality. What? Do you think Giullianni’s support will go to McRomney?


16 posted on 01/30/2008 3:32:08 PM PST by HoustonTech
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To: Smogger

Matter of fact the fox news crews has lost so many bodily fluids today that they should all apear to be shriviling up like prunes.


17 posted on 01/30/2008 3:32:17 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Smogger
Giuliani drops out of GOP race, backs McCain

And anyone should be surprised that a liberal in sheep's clothing would support a liberal is sheep's clothing?

18 posted on 01/30/2008 3:32:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: HoustonTech

As if John McCain is seriously going to be the next POTUS? Get real, Rudy Giuliani!


19 posted on 01/30/2008 3:32:21 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Smogger
Giuliani said the nation needed "someone who can be trusted in times of crisis."

Tell ya what Rudy...We'll put you on speed dial to head FEMA. You did a much better job in NYC then the more recent FEMA directors have in other crisis situations.

20 posted on 01/30/2008 3:33:00 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant
The sound went out during the Guliani endorsement and you would have thought Brit Hume was having a “heidi” movie flashback.

Seemed to me he was more frustrated with the technical problems than anything else.

21 posted on 01/30/2008 3:33:23 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: BGHater

Actually, I get the sense that Hannity, and many other Giuliani supporters, are not all that fond of McCain.


22 posted on 01/30/2008 3:33:54 PM PST by B Knotts (If McCain wins, we lose.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Don’t be smarmy CG.
You know better than to quote polls as evidence here.

McCain will be beaten and I will back that up with money. At any rate come ping me come November and we shall see who is right.


23 posted on 01/30/2008 3:34:36 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: BGHater

Hanity has never impressed me. He tries... well my patience all to often.


24 posted on 01/30/2008 3:34:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Proven Cons exp a must. Refs going bk 20 yrs. Amnesty sptrs need not apply.)
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To: Smogger

Giuliani : “If only I’d kept my comb-over like you Johnnie....”


25 posted on 01/30/2008 3:34:59 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Who drove Cindy McCain to dope and plastic-surgery addiction?)
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To: Smogger

I’m glad that he did not endorse romney. I think Rudy and Huck are working together, despite their differences to make sure that Romney doesn’t go anywhere. Conservatives may curse them now but they will eventually see that it was for the good that Romney loses.


26 posted on 01/30/2008 3:35:01 PM PST by ari-freedom (Romney isn't pro-choice. He's multiple choice.)
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To: BGHater
Hannity loved Giuliani, he should love McCain as well.

I had to turn off Hannity today because he was trying to justify going McCain because thats where the voters seemed to be going...or some crap like that.

Pretty bad when I'd rather listen to the Dr. Laura drama hour on the other station than Hannity.

27 posted on 01/30/2008 3:35:09 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Biblebelter

Did you know that McCain’s own rich, well connected, second Father-In-Law introduced him to Keating?


28 posted on 01/30/2008 3:35:53 PM PST by khnyny (2008: A Space Odyssey/ Clintons=HAL)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

He is going to get the nomination and right now he is +8% against Hillary.. so yea...


29 posted on 01/30/2008 3:36:28 PM PST by cdnerds
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To: Smogger
All that is missing now is an endorsement from this guy.


30 posted on 01/30/2008 3:36:38 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ari-freedom
they will eventually see that it was for the good that Romney loses

At the cost of getting McCain as the GOP nom. Yea I don't think so.

31 posted on 01/30/2008 3:36:47 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: B Knotts

I supported Rudy. I will never vote for McCain under any circumstances.


32 posted on 01/30/2008 3:37:27 PM PST by SoCar (Get rid of Goober Graham!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Stick a fork into the GOP. The Rockefellers are now in charge and can finally kick the conservatives to the curb.

Not only will I NOT vote for McCain, but I will also NOT vote for any Congressional or state and local Republicans as well. The GOP is dead people....

33 posted on 01/30/2008 3:37:51 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Haven’t heard the speech. Some quick pontifications, though, based just on the article and your comment:

1. This (concession) probably has been “in the works” for at least a week. “If we don’t get at least 2d in Florida, and you win there, I’ll throw it to you.”

2. Rudy might prefer to be Ambassador to the UN over Veep or other admin jobs. JMO; he seems strongly to prefer NYC environs to Washington.


34 posted on 01/30/2008 3:38:47 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Smogger

I think a deal was made. Should McCain win the nomination Rudy will be his running mate.


35 posted on 01/30/2008 3:39:06 PM PST by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: bill1952

You’re on, bill1952.


36 posted on 01/30/2008 3:39:14 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: bill1952
McCain is going to be blown out of the water

Yup. He'll try to out-do Hillary on amnesty promises to Hispanic voters, but it will be Bob Dole II.

37 posted on 01/30/2008 3:39:45 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Who drove Cindy McCain to dope and plastic-surgery addiction?)
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To: Domandred

there are worst things than mccain


38 posted on 01/30/2008 3:39:56 PM PST by ari-freedom (Romney isn't pro-choice. He's multiple choice.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Not only will I NOT vote for McCain, but I will also NOT vote for any Congressional or state and local Republicans as well. The GOP is dead people....

Gosh...that seems...what's the word I'm looking for? Extreme!

39 posted on 01/30/2008 3:40:10 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: B Knotts

Giuliani fan Dennis Miller has been pushing a Giuliani/McCain ticket the past week, so his Rudy followers are already primed for McCain.


40 posted on 01/30/2008 3:40:22 PM PST by La Enchiladita (I'm on the Mitt-Mobile!!!)
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To: pogo101

Judy likes the shopping better in NYC.


41 posted on 01/30/2008 3:40:45 PM PST by khnyny (2008: A Space Odyssey/ Clintons=HAL)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Not only will I NOT vote for McCain, but I will also NOT vote for any Congressional or state and local Republicans as well. The GOP is dead people....

The sky is falling!

42 posted on 01/30/2008 3:41:16 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: All
An at the end it was only DUNCAN HUNTER who ended up voting for other than MACACA... even there he demonstrated HE IS DIFFERENT!...

A Social-Consevative should never endorse a lefty passing for a Republican.

43 posted on 01/30/2008 3:41:29 PM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man as my president)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It is all about kicking out those damn middle class religious types.


44 posted on 01/30/2008 3:41:34 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: HoustonTech

“What? Do you think Giullianni’s support will go to McRomney?”

Heavens no, but I have serious doubts that a Julie Annie endorsement is going to help the Nutty Little Bastard in any venue anywhere.


45 posted on 01/30/2008 3:42:09 PM PST by thelastvirgil
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The GOP is dead people....

The GOP's purpose is to be political backup for a poorly run DNC candidates run for government office any more.

46 posted on 01/30/2008 3:42:11 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Smogger

It looks like another one of those years: hold the nose and pull the lever for the less demented of the bunch.


47 posted on 01/30/2008 3:42:47 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: GodBlessUSA

You have to see this....


48 posted on 01/30/2008 3:42:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita (I'm on the Mitt-Mobile!!!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

;)


49 posted on 01/30/2008 3:43:02 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

“Sheesh can Fox news be anymore exuberent? They’re having a McCain-a-gasm. The sound went out during the Guliani endorsement and you would have thought Brit Hume was having a “heidi” movie flashback”

LOL...I don’t even turn Fox on anymore - they’re part of the establishment. My news comes from the net and radio only.


50 posted on 01/30/2008 3:43:22 PM PST by Minn. 4 Bush
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