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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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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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To: Retired Greyhound

Yep. Rudy would have been the better candidate. He’s capable of outwitting and demolishing Obama’s glibness.


51 posted on 04/02/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: aynrandfreak
Crist’s endorsement gave McCain Florida & the nomination (though most people here wouldn’t have been happier with Rudy or Mitt)

I'd be slightly happier.

I don't like Rudy's politics. With McCain and Mitt, I don't like their politics or care for them as people.

This here sounds like pure paybacks.

52 posted on 04/02/2010 5:52:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Plus, Rudy would have actually campaigned, unlike McChump

Rudy Giuliani did run against John McCain for the nomination and he sucked and McCain, Huckabee, and Romney wiped the floor with him.

53 posted on 04/02/2010 6:06:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ( If you guys can stop Palin, Romney will not have any real opposition.)
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To: roses of sharon

. . . except for the American Left who prefer abortion.


54 posted on 04/02/2010 6:31:55 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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

Rudi ran in 2008?

I musta missed it. (I thought he, Thompson and McCain were all on the four day workweek campaign schedule)


55 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:27 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: onyx

Marco Rubio has won his race. Crist is toast.


56 posted on 04/02/2010 6:56:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Frantzie
I don't know if McLame is actually on the Soros payroll, but he might as well be.

I would have preferred either Rudi or Romney as the standard bearer in 2008. At least, we would have not had them potentially running in 2012.

57 posted on 04/02/2010 8:18:41 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Alberta's Child

“there would have been massive numbers of Republican voters casting votes for third-party candidates on Election Day”

That kind of stupidity is why we ended up with Obama in the first place.

Bravo to all those who sat 2008 out.


58 posted on 04/03/2010 11:59:31 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: onyx

Not kidding. At least Rudy would have tried to win, unlike McLame.

But since folks like you wouldn’t have voted for him, Obama would have won anyway, I guess.


59 posted on 04/03/2010 12:01:30 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ansel12

Primaries are very different than elections. Rudy was unable to win the GOP nomination, but I think he would have presented a better, more coherent candidate than McCain did, thus making the election more competetive.


60 posted on 04/03/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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