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Payback: Giuliani to endorse Rubio on Monday
Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2010 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/02/2010 2:53:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Shark Tank was hinting yesterday about a major endorsement to come next week, although I wasn’t sure if that was an April Fools joke or not. And if it wasn’t, I figured the obvious suspects were Palin or, more importantly, Jeb Bush.

Surprise.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign with Senate candidate Marco Rubio.

The two will appear together Monday in Miami, where Giuliani is expected to endorse Rubio in the Republican primary against Gov. Charlie Crist.

In a statement released by the Rubio campaign, Giuliani said, “Marco Rubio is one of the Republican Party’s true rising stars. He’s a bold leader who will bring common sense to Washington where it’s badly needed.”

Why is one of the party’s most famous RINOs siding against the moderate in the race? Let’s join Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the campaign trail in 2007…

In July, ‘07, Crist visited with Giuliani in the Hamptons: “I’d like to support you,” Crist said.

The next day, Giuliani shared the news with his aide Tony Carbonetti. “I think we got him; it went very well,” Giuliani said.

Carbonetti was familiar enough with Giuliani’s lexicon to know what that meant: Rudy thought it was a done deal. Seeing Giuliani’s strong poll numbers in Florida, Crist had apparently concluded that Rudy was the horse to ride. Carbonetti, a no-nonsense fixer who’d been Rudy’s chief of staff at City Hall, followed up with Crist’s main political guy, George LeMieux, flying to Tallahassee to meet with him and plan the endorsement.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2010endorsements; crist; fl2010; florida; giuliani; rubio; rudy
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1 posted on 04/02/2010 2:53:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Payback: Giuliani to endorse Rubio on Monday”

Well that should go without saying.


2 posted on 04/02/2010 2:56:47 PM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crist’s endorsement gave McCain Florida & the nomination (though most people here wouldn’t have been happier with Rudy or Mitt)


3 posted on 04/02/2010 2:59:07 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: aynrandfreak

Rudy would have fared MUCH better against Obama than McLame.


4 posted on 04/02/2010 2:59:51 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh geez....

this was the ‘big announcement’

Please, guiliani- go home and shut up.. You have your time in charge and look what has happened.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 3:00:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Absolutely, RG is a ruthless SOB, and he HATES the anti-American left with a passion.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 3:02:17 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Plus, Rudy would have actually campaigned, unlike McChump, who was unwilling to attack Obama.

If it weren’t for Sarah, McCain would have lost by historic numbers.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 3:04:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
Rudy would have fared MUCH better against Obama than McLame.

Anyone would fared much better against 0bozo than McLame.
Heck, I doubt if McCain even wanted to win at all.
What kind of candidate, goes into an election, and the first thing he does, is to effectively cripple his own campaign by banning any attacks against his opponent on the worst things his opponent has done in his life?
Sarah Palin couldn't understand why McCain banned any attacks on 0bama about Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers etc, and neither could almost anyone else.

8 posted on 04/02/2010 3:06:08 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Retired Greyhound

It was Juan McAmnesty who cost Sarah Palin the election.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 3:06:12 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOOHOO........Only thing that would be better is if it was Jeb....


10 posted on 04/02/2010 3:06:38 PM PDT by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: SoCalPol

Ping


11 posted on 04/02/2010 3:06:44 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mixed feelings about Rude. He runs for president, which he had little chance of winning because of his NY lib, Republican credentials. But he won’t run for governor or senator, where a win would be a big win for the Republican party. Still, he wants to be a player, but not where he could do the most good.

Go back to consulting, Rudy.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 3:11:40 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Retired Greyhound
Rudy would have fared MUCH better against Obama than McLame.

And he would have been a much better president. At least he loves our country.

13 posted on 04/02/2010 3:12:57 PM PDT by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: Al B.

I see this is a thread about Rudy supporting Rubio.

The thread is full of hysterical anti McCainbots.

The PaulBots and ObamaBots have one enemy, McCain.

It takes the focus off of the real enemy, IslamOfascists
who declared war on and attacked America.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Rudy - how about endorising a real Republican in AZ in JD Hayworth. Ditto Marco Rubio should support JD.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 3:16:02 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Giuliani aides were visibly upset Saturday at the news that the popular Florida governor would be backing McCain.
Giuliani campaign sources said Crist pledged his endorsement to Giuliani in the early fall, when McCain’s campaign appeared dead and Giuliani was leading the state by double digits. But at the time, McCain supporters leaned on Crist to hold back and wait until after the New Hampshire primary.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/26/612633.aspx



16 posted on 04/02/2010 3:16:09 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Gosh I love this neighborhood

bttt


17 posted on 04/02/2010 3:18:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SmokingJoe

Cause McLame and Hussein are on Soros payroll.

KOS is running BS polls to try to prop up McCain against JD. Come on Rubio - show us you are a conservative and endorse JD.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 3:18:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: SoCalPol
The thread is full of hysterical anti McCainbots.:

There is no such thing.
McCain has done to much against conservatives and conservative interests in the last 8 years, that it's perfectly natural for conservatives to want to hit him back. Nothing "hysterical" about that.

19 posted on 04/02/2010 3:19:52 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Retired Greyhound

He never even came close to McCain in the primary.

I am really disappointed RG won’t run for the Senate from New York.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 3:20:41 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s it — if Giuliani endorses Rubio, that should be the kiss of death for Rubio, that taints Rubio, all conservatives should stay home and not vote in either the primary or the November election.

(/SARC!!)


21 posted on 04/02/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rudy might be big in helping transplanted New Yorkers (there are MANY here in Florida) vote for Marco.

But in my book, Rudy ain’t that big.


22 posted on 04/02/2010 3:24:21 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Mr. K

Rudy might be big in helping transplanted New Yorkers (there are MANY here in Florida) vote for Marco.

But in my book, Rudy ain’t that big.


23 posted on 04/02/2010 3:24:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Gosh I love this neighborhood

“Rudy would have fared MUCH better against Obama than McLame.

And he would have been a much better president. At least he loves our country.”

I totally disagree. Rudy is a huge liberal, and because he had the R behind his name would not only have gotten libs behind his policy agendas, but Republicans who felt obligated to support him because of his position as “head of the party.” A Giuliani presidency would have been, probably, even more horrid than Obama’s has been because he would have the bipartisan support for liberal policies that Obama has lacked.


24 posted on 04/02/2010 3:25:48 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: AlanD

Rudy ran a bad primary. Betting it all on FL was a mistake.

But the primary and the general are very different things. Rudy might have beaten Obama by carrying FL and PA.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 3:32:41 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Go Rubio. Thanks Rudy - now endorse JD!


26 posted on 04/02/2010 3:34:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: SoCalPol

I agree with you.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 3:34:48 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: AlanD

..or for Governor - it would be a landslide. And how he would clean up Albany!


28 posted on 04/02/2010 3:37:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: SmokingJoe

The PaulBots and their unwitting tools are psychotic.

Thread, Good Friday - McCain did it.

Thread, Russia and Iran arming Venezuela - at least they arn’t arming McCain.

Thread, Floods in New England - McCain did it.

Large number of FReepers are tools of the NeoLeftist Ron Paul and his anti war posters.


29 posted on 04/02/2010 3:43:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

I just amazing every time stuff like this comes up somehow Sarah has to be interjected into the conversation.

Lets not for get Crist dump on Sarah not to long ago. It out of respect for the RGA Sarah has stayed out of this race so far. Sarah has said only nice thing about Rubio.


30 posted on 04/02/2010 3:45:10 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why is this supposed to make me feel better about Rubio? It only makes me suspect that Rubio is selling out to the RINO RNC!


31 posted on 04/02/2010 3:50:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: roses of sharon

How can you explain the liberal policies Rudy advocated and still hasn’t apologized for?


32 posted on 04/02/2010 3:52:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SoCalPol
Nice try.
This thread happens to be about Charlie Crist, turning round and backing McCain, after first of all promising to back Giuliani, and Gulliani now paying Crist back in kind. It's got everything to do with McCain.
McCain deserves whatever he's getting.
33 posted on 04/02/2010 3:53:03 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Clyde5445

You are Correct!


34 posted on 04/02/2010 3:53:48 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Tell me something, if you are running for elections, and someone comes round to support you, you are going to refuse the backing because you don't agree with that person on everything?
So going by your theory, all them red state Democrats who backed Reagan, so he was able to win a missive 49 states..Reagan should have rejected their support because they are Democrats, yes?
Rubio is not turning round and supporting abortion or any of Guliani’s more liberal positions. He is just taking an endorsement from a guy that wants to have his revenge on Crist for stabbing him in the back.
35 posted on 04/02/2010 4:00:29 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SoCalPol

Usually am/s


36 posted on 04/02/2010 4:01:37 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Retired Greyhound
Rudy Giuliani would have had a hard time winning more than a half-dozen states in 2008.

Even many "dark red" rural states would have a hard time supporting a short, bald Italian-American from New York City who speaks with a lisp and had a very liberal track record in the only elected position he ever held.

37 posted on 04/02/2010 4:03:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Retired Greyhound

I agree.


38 posted on 04/02/2010 4:08:33 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Alberta's Child

So these dark red states would have gone for Obama then? Doubt it.

I think Rudy would have still lost VA, IN and NC, but he would have picked up FL and PA, and possibly competed in states like NJ, NY and MA.

The point is, he would have actually tried to give people something to vote for. As it was, McCain didn’t try, and Sarah as the VP candidate was not enough to put them over the top.

Not saying that Obama wouldn’t have still won, but I think it would have been more competetive.


39 posted on 04/02/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Will88

The money socks. He’s done enough for NY city. We need combative Republicans that don’t over think things, that aren’t corporate suits, cheese weasel lawyer types, and pleas, no more Harvard or Yale.


40 posted on 04/02/2010 4:11:17 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: roses of sharon

Agreed. I have some differences of opinion with Rudy but he is a mean, vicious, nasty SOB. That is exactly what we need right now.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 4:16:22 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oooooh, now that the race is already over. If Giuliani wanted payback, he would have endorsed Rubio when it mattered.


42 posted on 04/02/2010 4:19:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nonliberal; Rose of Sharon

Yes, that was really apparent when he ran wimpering with his tail between his leg from Hillary Clinton. He isn’t in the top 50% of the toughest New Yorkers with a gigantic lisp.


43 posted on 04/02/2010 4:22:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Retired Greyhound

Rudy Giuliani never would have won either Florida or Pennsylvania. He ended up with something like one delegate to his name after the 2008 primary season, which tells me that there would have been massive numbers of Republican voters casting votes for third-party candidates on Election Day rather than vote for him.


44 posted on 04/02/2010 4:24:26 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Retired Greyhound
Rudy would have fared MUCH better against Obama than McLame.

ANTI-PRO-LIFE - Pro-Choice Rudy?

You've got to be kidding!

That above all, killed Rudy right from the start.

45 posted on 04/02/2010 4:27:09 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

All I know is he has been endorsing pro-life, pro-gun conservatives since 98...(here in my State).

So, imo, he is not hostile to conservatives.


46 posted on 04/02/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: eleni121

Can you believe this?


47 posted on 04/02/2010 4:28:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Frantzie
Ditto Marco Rubio should support JD.

LOLOLOLOLOL

Marco Rubio has his own race to win!!!!!

HE WOULD BE STUPID TO ENDORSE JD HAYWORTH, or anyone else for that matter.

48 posted on 04/02/2010 4:32:45 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yes!


49 posted on 04/02/2010 4:37:12 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: roses of sharon

Hopefully he means well now. I will never forgive him for the lawsuits he filed against gun makers however. It indicates a great flaw in his reasoning processes.


50 posted on 04/02/2010 4:46:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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