Skip to comments.Rudy Guiliani (unannounced) 53%, Kirsten Gillibrand 40% NY Senate Race
Posted on 11/25/2009 11:44:24 AM PST by jsdjason
Pataki would actually be behind 45-42 if he ran. It's pretty clear to me who should run, and that's Rudy. I'm willing to look past the issues like abortion where he is less than conservative if it means a sure win over Gillibrand. I'm pretty sure Pataki isn't so conservative either, so really there's not much of a choice.
Don't they have to announce pretty soon whether they are running? In Texas the deadline to get on the primary ballot is January 4th.
Hows Rudy on RKBA? As I recall, not very much better than
Schumer. A sure vote for another AWB we don’t need.
Look at it this way, you’d have a sure vote for gun bans with Gillibrand who even now is sponsoring new gun control measures. At least with Rudy we might have a little leverage to change his vote on the few areas he needs improving on. We’d have none with that phony Gillibrand. I have a feeling his gun position was one taken as mayor of New York, one he’d not feel the need as Senator of the whole state to repeat, esp. with upstate being more conservative than NYC.
Given the choice between Rudy and Gillibrand? Definitely Rudy. If NY can find a conservative that could beat out Rudy and have a chance at beating Gillibrand then fine, but I’d like to see the poll numbers on “Conservative Candidate X vs. Gillibrand.” If it’s pretty clear that only Rudy has a chance then I think we’d be better off supporting him. Is there a conservative running in the primary?
I thought he did announce that he was running on Hannity’s radio program. He announced he was running for something.
I think the only conservatives you will find in NY are here on FR.
For a liberal state like NY, Rudy would be perfect. I wouldn’t want him as President (well, I would, compared to Obama), but for NY he is right.
The Dims are going to lose the Senate along with the House in 2010.
That’s what I’m thinking. I don’t want to take the Newt approach to it though. By all means lets run a conservative in the primaries and see what the voters think. I’m betting they pick Rudy. Rudy is surely the most beloved Republican in NY, and we could do a lot worse than him. I’d take Rudy over Pataki.
NY is gone as far as ever electing a conservative. So, I think Rudy is a great choice. He’s ok on many things. Even if he is pro-choice. He’s great on other issues. Yes, I thought he did announce he was running for the Senate.
Originally, he mentioned his thoughts about running for governor. But he recently announced his run for the Senate against Gillibrand.
From your lips to God’s ears.......
The senate Dems losers for 2010, and I’m sure there are others I have left off the list that are vulnerable to defeat:
McCain is in trouble too.
Another RINO in the senate. Well hooorrraaaayyyyyy! Isn’t THAT just the greatest news of the friggin’ day! Now maybe we can work on bringing back Cris Shays. And if we republicans are really, really good, perhaps we can talk Specter into rejoining the party.
Hagen is not up in NC in 2010, the Republican Sen. Burr is.
What about Cong. Peter King? Isn’t he also running for the US Senate in NY.
Oh, yes un you vulnerable list add:
Oh I forgot the most vulnerable one of all:
I dont see how he can go any farther. I used to see him as viable at the national level but he has too many enemies ... in the ratmedia and elsewhere.
Who knows what would happen in the Senate race once the NY Slimes assigned 50 people to get dirt on him. Still I think he should run against Gillebrand.
While Rudy is a social RINO and anti-gun, he has shown himself to be a loyal supporter and defender of more conservative Republicans, and I think he could be counted on to hold the party line on nearly every key vote in the Senate.
Also, while he doesn’t agree with the GOP on some key issues, I’ve never heard him talk about moving the party to the left to expand it. He seems to understand that he is the outsider who needs to try to fit in, rather than trying to change the party to suit his own beliefs.
As a New Yorker, I’d rather send a true conservative to the Senate, but Rudy might be the best we can do, and would be a huge upgrade over any Democrat.
I would be happier if Rudy were running for governor. New York needs a political enema badly, and he is the only one with the courage and expertise to wield the bag and nozzle thoroughly.
OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
Pataki is not a bad guy. I like Rudy too. They are RINOish but they are not McCain or Graham-nesty or Newt or Kyl.
I had to look at the link to see if it was you or Rasmussen who mis-spelled the Governor’s last name. It was you.
Here is the correct spelling: GIULIANI.
And if you’re linking a story, then use their text. Otherwise, you have created a vanity.
Flipping New York and Delaware to likely GOP pickups is a good thing. How is Mikee doing building up the party, raising money and recruiting candidates in Arkansas?
I assumed you could get the gist of the article by the title of the post. I didn’t realize there was such technical rules. Could you please point me to the thread posting rulebook so that I may study them in depth? Sorry I misspelled Giuliani. My day is ruined now. Any other grammatical errors?
Burr is running in NC and although originally thought vulnerable this should be much easier for him now. Lincoln in Arkansas would be nice to replace, and actually getting more conservative senators from Florida, New Hampshire, Texas and Arizona would be good.
I forgot about Dorgan. Really, he should be vulnerable given what is going on in DC.
Oh I see a grammatical error already. Insert “were” for “was.” Also I should probably hyphenate thread-posting.
AG in a Palin administration would be good.
The people in Arkansas are furious at Blanche Lincoln. She will be replaced.
Senate’s a long shot. If Rudy runs, he takes Gildies seat. Pubbies also have very good shots in NV, CT, PA, DE. that’d be 5 pick ups.
Might as all hand the seat to the DEMs then if that’s how conservatives feel.
Might as well hand the seat to the DEMs then if that’s how conservatives feel.
NY doesn’t hold its primaries till September, tho there’s an effort to move them up, but only to August.
“I would support Rudy for Senate only if he promised to STAY THERE and go no farther.”
That won’t happen.
NY needs primaries so we get a conservative running against the liberal, not another liberal.
I think the time is ripe for conservatives winning elections even in NYS.
This is an improvement. Will any conservatives join the fray?
Bottom line. Rudy would be a definite gain. The purists around here need to recall the dictum of Ronaldus Maximus that if someone votes with you most of the time, he is your ally not your enemy.
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