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A Mitt-Rudy ticket? Maybe, Giuliani tells Utah crowd (MASSIVE BARF ALERT)
The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2010-01-28 | Derek P. Jensen

Posted on 01/27/2010 10:09:34 PM PST by rabscuttle385

At turns charming about his New York mayoral stint then chippy toward President Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani delivered a red-meat speech on leadership to a receptive Utah audience Wednesday before a direct question made him pause.

"Could there be a Romney-Giuliani ticket in 2012?" Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, asked the failed 2008 presidential candidate.

Giuliani waited for the anxious laughter to fade, then framed a toothy grin.

"There could be anything in 2012, who knows?" he told a crowd of nearly 1,000 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. "Things change in American politics almost instantly."

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


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1 posted on 01/27/2010 10:09:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

The headlines is stretching a bit. It would have been weird if Rudy had said no.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 10:14:58 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Give me a few minutes to recover, I think I may have passed out for a while.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 10:15:46 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I was going to post something but realized that I am without words to comment on this . . . notion.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 10:16:33 PM PST by Psalm 144 (HealthControl - the new euthanasia all the way from Chicago to your family.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Kick both of them out of the Party!!!


5 posted on 01/27/2010 10:18:24 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Psalm 144

Whether its Romney-Giuliani, or Giuliani-Romney or a Romney-Brown ticket in 2012, the GOP would be dead and my vote goes somewhere else.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 10:21:15 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away, both of you North Eastern “moderate” peices of garbage.

It’s your tone that has us in the mess we’re in now.....


7 posted on 01/27/2010 10:24:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: rabscuttle385

No way in Hell would I vote for that. I’d either stay home or vote third party.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 10:26:25 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: rabscuttle385
The same folks that pushed Scott Brown will be pushing a ticket like this or something similar. They will say the only way to win is to go to the middle and call it conservatism. We have an unprincipled electorate electing unprincipled politicians..
9 posted on 01/27/2010 10:38:15 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

Well, Mitt-Rudy could just use the same White House Party invitation list as the Obamas. How convenient.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 10:45:17 PM PST by donna (SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I guess he figures that by 2012 things will be so bad that it will be “anybody but 0bama” time.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 10:45:38 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

NO thanks!


12 posted on 01/27/2010 10:47:16 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Obama - Romney 2012: Socialism for All!


13 posted on 01/27/2010 10:51:48 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: rabscuttle385
NO!NO!NO!NO!NO! Absolutely not forget it!!!
15 posted on 01/27/2010 11:14:56 PM PST by sanjoaquinvalley (Long time lady lurker.)
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To: rabscuttle385

A Mitt-Rudy ticket and a second Obama term.


16 posted on 01/27/2010 11:17:16 PM PST by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385
NO EFFIN' WAY.
17 posted on 01/27/2010 11:19:39 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh gosh, I hope not. The Republican Party without Life is a party that is sliding from a moral base. Without a moral base, it’s only a matter of time when the party stands for whatever satisfies the human appetite. Mitt and Rudy would not be the best selection. But watch for the establishment Republicans to “McCain” us again.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 11:23:58 PM PST by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: AlaskaErik
So, Obama wins again,a third party vote is a vote for a Obama,like it or not.
19 posted on 01/27/2010 11:29:09 PM PST by patriciamary (9)
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To: patriciamary

yep.


20 posted on 01/27/2010 11:33:42 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: patriciamary
So, Obama wins again,a third party vote is a vote for a Obama,like it or not.

We'll just have to make sure the Democrats don't pick our candidate like they did last time around. We've got to keep the Rudys, Huckabees and Romneys off that ticket.

I'd like to see a powerful Dem (like Hillary) challenge Barry for the nomination in 2012 to keep them engaged and away from our primaries. Better yet, I'd like to see the current "open" primary system done away with.

21 posted on 01/27/2010 11:46:34 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: rabscuttle385

I couldn’t go for that, I’m afraid.

-There is a place in the party for Rudy. I think he’d make a fine Attorney General, and (IMHO) he’d be light years better than Napolitano at Homeland Security. But as Presidential candidate, I think he’s too far removed from conservatives and even many moderates (or RINO’s if you prefer) on many social issues. I also think the personal baggage will come back to haunt him.

-As for Mitt...eh. I don’t have the visceral dislike for Romney that some other Freepers do, but neither does he excite me as a candidate. He does have some good ideas on economic issues, but I’m wary of some of his other stances, including the 2nd Amendment.


22 posted on 01/28/2010 12:08:44 AM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s a dream ticket for the RNC but a nightmare for real Conservatives. We are going to have to step up in the primaries to make sure these RINO’s don’t make it to the finals.


23 posted on 01/28/2010 12:20:06 AM PST by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: Allegra
We'll just have to make sure the Democrats don't pick our candidate like they did last time around. We've got to keep the Rudys, Huckabees and Romneys off that ticket.

Michael Steel controls the RNC. The RNC has done nothing to reform the priamry rules that put McCain at the top of the ticket. Why would he? Those same rules got him his job. We need to focus on the primary process NOW if we want to avoid having Dems choose our candidate in 2012.

It would be nice to see Free Republic lead in this effort.

24 posted on 01/28/2010 12:38:30 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: rabscuttle385

they are both very attractive men who will be well received by women

and men will find them virtuous male with hard character that inspires all america

like scott brown


25 posted on 01/28/2010 2:48:56 AM PST by Skipper19
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To: Skipper19; darkwing104; 50mm; paulycy; darkangel82
they are both very attractive men who will be well received by women

and men will find them virtuous male with hard character that inspires all america

like scott brown

And you signed up yesterday just to tell me this, RINO troll?

Begone!

IBTZ

26 posted on 01/28/2010 2:52:06 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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27 posted on 01/28/2010 2:56:19 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t laugh.
The way pubbies allowed dems to vote in their primaries it made sure a rino turd (McLame) would be the standard bearer.
We gonna allow another RINO or old guy who’s “time or turn has come up”?
I will NEVER again vote for the lesser of two evils.
CONSERVATIVE or go fish.


28 posted on 01/28/2010 2:59:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of the peoples house and take that shelf ass ugly woman with ya.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Rudy as Veep would be ok with me..as long as there was a conservative at the top of the ticket. Personally I think he’s most suited to be Homeland Security Chief under a Republican administration.


29 posted on 01/28/2010 3:08:51 AM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: rabscuttle385
Untrustworthy, poor loser, Romney will get back the loyalty he gave Gov. Palin -- NONE.


SCREENPLAY:

Carpetbagger, death panel-imposing Mitt ("I am Myth") Romney:
"You will embrace these attacks on the GOP now, throwing the Election.
Create, then support, these attacks from our northern lands,
the media, and some of mine on the Obama team who will join you.
I will gain GOP favor by condemning the attacks and
ordering them opposed from our lands in the south.
Whichever way the tide runs, we will rise and be left standing.
"


The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, poor loser “I am Myth” Romney and
TeamROMNEY decided …… to attack Gov. Palin (and her defenseless children) to throw Election2008.

"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician… I will support him without qualm."


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



30 posted on 01/28/2010 4:06:50 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Diogenesis

Can deal with Rudy. Mitt is scary.


31 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:06 AM PST by roostercogburn
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To: Skipper19; rabscuttle385; darkwing104; Old Sarge; 50mm
Just how attractive do you find these men, exactly?

Would you actually vote for them?

Please. We await your answer.


32 posted on 01/28/2010 4:19:56 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: rabscuttle385

That would certainly break my “R” streak since 1976. Guess I’d I have to vote Libertarian in that scenario.


33 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:35 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Skipper19; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; ...
Skipper19 [newbie RomneyBOT for Mitt]:"they are both very attractive men who will be well received by women and men will find them virtuous male with hard character that inspires all america"

Attractive to women? - Appearing virtuous to men as they take their wives? Hmmmmmmm.

Newbie, with that first post, welcome to FR.



34 posted on 01/28/2010 4:28:40 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Skipper19


35 posted on 01/28/2010 4:41:49 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Skipper19

they are both very attractive men who will be well received by women

and men will find them virtuous male with hard character that inspires all america

like scott brown
__________________________________________________

ROFLMBO

Welcome n00b...

Put that Kool Aid down and step away from the bar...


36 posted on 01/28/2010 5:14:20 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rabscuttle385

Never.


37 posted on 01/28/2010 5:31:30 AM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: Reagan Man
Whoa....I'm surprised the reaction is so vehement. Search my history if you like.... I'm from the Palin/FredThompson/Santorum/Reagan wing, but given what we're looking at: an economic meltdown and further increased terrorism activity these 2 may be tops in their respective fields. The economy and terror.

I initially did favor Romney...and who cares if Rudy has social issues wrong, we're winning the abortion/marriage debates via popular opinion. Romney's a bit too much of a politician for me now, but he knows financial fixes and we're in desperate need of that now.

38 posted on 01/28/2010 7:12:56 AM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: Skipper19

“they are both very attractive men..”

My butt shaved and with googly eyes stuck to it is better looking.

“and men will find them virtuous male with hard character..”

Now, I like good satire, I really do.
But THIS is pathetic.
Guilia and the Mitt-Ho?
Virtuous?
Hard character?
*cough*

If they are what makes your heart pitter pat, then I would make it explode.
99% of FR males would annihilate Guilia’s and Mitt-Ho’s supposed virtue and hard character.


39 posted on 01/28/2010 7:17:05 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Could there be a Romney-Giuliani ticket in 2012?" Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, asked the failed 2008 presidential candidate. ... "There could be anything in 2012, who knows?"
Yeah there, 'could be anything in 2012'.

Rudy is so full of crap, its disgusting.
He's a coward, has the morals of an alley cat and is still - last I checked - a DRAFT DODGER.

and he AIN'T "America's Mayor". Oprah gave him that (cough) title.

40 posted on 01/28/2010 7:19:16 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: smokingfrog; NFHale; hiredhand; Squantos; rabscuttle385; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; ...
I guess he figures that by 2012 things will be so bad that it will be “anybody but 0bama” time.

where have i heard this before...hmmm...

anybody but...clinton...bush sr...

clinton...bobdole...

gore...w...

kerry...w again...

obammbamm...juan backstabbing friggin rinopolis mcquuuuueeeeeeg....

ding...ding...ding...

41 posted on 01/28/2010 7:19:56 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Could there be a Romney-Giuliani ticket in 2012?”

Juan McLame disaster v. 2.0.


42 posted on 01/28/2010 7:31:18 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Jack Black

“It would be nice to see Free Republic lead in this effort. “

Amen


43 posted on 01/28/2010 7:33:35 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Of course the media would LOVE that combination, after the embarrassment of the "teleprompter guy."

The RNC "blue bloods" (read pro-aborts, pro-gay rights) would be having orgasms after the scare of getting the threat of an "Alaskan fishing villager married to a "native," with a special needs baby, and pro-life, pro-family value activists topping the charts for popularity out here in "Nowheresville" that scared them to death!

44 posted on 01/28/2010 7:33:52 AM PST by zerosix (A)
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To: Arrowhead1952

IBTZ


45 posted on 01/28/2010 7:34:29 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Rudy would be good in Holder’s position. There would be no Media show trials in NYC for Terrorists. At the moment Romney is at the bottom of my list as a Candidate. I would like to see a hard nose President in office, unfortunately all I see at the moment is a woman filling that slot for the Republicans.


46 posted on 01/28/2010 7:35:22 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Condor51; rabscuttle385

We could..........then again the DNC could have an Ayers/Dohrn ticket too

LOL!


47 posted on 01/28/2010 7:36:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL!


48 posted on 01/28/2010 7:37:30 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Gilbo_3

“..juan backstabbing friggin rinopolis mcquuuuueeeeeeg....”

Winner!

LOL!


49 posted on 01/28/2010 7:51:46 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker

“..“..juan backstabbing friggin rinopolis mcquuuuueeeeeeg....”.

Euphemism of the day!!!


50 posted on 01/28/2010 8:50:48 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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