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Rudy gearing up for DC run (Giuliani in 2012?)
New York Post ^ | 1:08 AM, January 7, 2011

Posted on 01/07/2011 8:00:10 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Confident that he'd have a chance to win, Rudy Giuliani is rounding up his top political advisers for a possible 2012 presidential run.

Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security."

Giuliani has even scheduled a trip to New Hampshire for next month to meet with constituents in the state that failed him in January 2008, when he placed fourth in the Republican presidential primary.

The problem is that even Rudy loyalists think it's a bad idea. "They think this is crazy," a source said. "They realize how long the odds are, but they are standing by."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: giuliani; proinfanticide; rudy; rudygiuliani
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It doesn't bode well for Rudy that he thinks statists Romney and (even more so) Huckabee are "far right."
1 posted on 01/07/2011 8:00:13 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. Get a grip and start looking for another Mayor gig. Bell CA might be able to use you. You will NEVER be POTUS.


2 posted on 01/07/2011 8:02:56 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: jessduntno

Rudy was a fool not to run for NYS attorney general this time around. He would have won and been perfectly poised to either move into the Governor’s seat or a spot heading the Justice Department in 2013.


3 posted on 01/07/2011 8:04:42 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

4 posted on 01/07/2011 8:05:17 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
far-right candidates like Mitt Romney

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5 posted on 01/07/2011 8:05:17 AM PST by GnL
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Oh man, do we have to drag out those Rooty in a dress pics again?


6 posted on 01/07/2011 8:05:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Another run for Thompson too?

McCain might as well try again.

Even GHWB has one more term, white hair and aged.

The GOP can still find a old guy to fill the O of the GOP.


7 posted on 01/07/2011 8:06:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Joe 6-pack

He’s almost a purty as Palin. LOL


8 posted on 01/07/2011 8:06:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hannity will start shilling for him again. We dont need 2008 losers like Romney, Huckaphony and Guiliani. He has NO chance of winning the presidency. Just sit back and count your money, Rudy, and let a real conservative step up to the plate.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 8:06:38 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Nope.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 8:07:56 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TomGuy
Another run for Thompson too?

I'd love a serious run by Fred. He's the real deal when it comes to conservatism, he's got gravitas and he's articulate.

Unfortunately it's clear the guy doesn't really want to work for the job.

(Though if my wife looked like his I'd probably want to stay home more too). :-)

11 posted on 01/07/2011 8:07:59 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He couldn’t beat them for the nomination in 2008. What’s changed?


12 posted on 01/07/2011 8:08:56 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Snowball's chance in Hell, Rudy - now that we all know who and what you really are! But, hey, go for it. Rudy must be into sadomasochism
13 posted on 01/07/2011 8:08:57 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Personally, I think that anyone who ran and lost in 2008 should just hang it up. We need fresh blood, not retreads.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 8:09:49 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Jim Robinson
Didja hear? Rudy's Running!

What a field! Rudy, The Huckster, Gingrich, Mitt...

Oh Joy!!!




15 posted on 01/07/2011 8:10:15 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: TomGuy

Haven’t seen Thompson in ages. Wonder what he’s up to?!?


16 posted on 01/07/2011 8:10:35 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Um, No! Stay home Rudy.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

17 posted on 01/07/2011 8:11:16 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

From HIS perspective, Romney IS “far right”.....


18 posted on 01/07/2011 8:11:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Fred was a big McCain supporter in 2000. He talks the talk but he is pimping reverse mortgages on tv ads now. Pathetic. Forget Fred.


19 posted on 01/07/2011 8:11:38 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rudy gearing up for DC run...

Good for him. I can support him for DC. What office, Mayor? Comptroller?

No higher office than that though...

20 posted on 01/07/2011 8:12:12 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: FES0844

He’s hawking ‘ reverse motgages’ to senior citizens on TV......


21 posted on 01/07/2011 8:14:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'd love a serious run by Fred. He's the real deal when it comes to conservatism, he's got gravitas and he's articulate.

His part in writing and heading the committee of the original Campaign Finance Reform, originally known as McCain-Feingold-Thompson, is unforgivable.

Politicians don't change their spots that easily.
22 posted on 01/07/2011 8:14:36 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rudy, Mitt.
Dope and Twitt.
We need leaders.
They ain’t it.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 8:15:28 AM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep. Including VP candidates.


24 posted on 01/07/2011 8:15:48 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rudy gearing up for DC run


25 posted on 01/07/2011 8:16:21 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: FES0844

I saw him doing a commercial for reverse mortgages recently.


26 posted on 01/07/2011 8:17:30 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Can Rudy run for Mayor again in NYC? If he is able to drive a snow plow, it should be an easy race for him.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 8:19:18 AM PST by Padams
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Personally, I think that anyone who ran and lost in 2008 should just hang it up. We need fresh blood, not retreads.

I agree. The 2008 losers will just become the Hubert Humphreys of the GOP. Rudy ran a terrible campaign in '08 anyway. Why does he think he'd do better in '12?

28 posted on 01/07/2011 8:20:52 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No, no, no, no, a thousand times - NO!

Didn’t we go through this crap last time, didn’t Rudy get the memo?


29 posted on 01/07/2011 8:26:16 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It was pathetic how many liberals were flushed out here on FR, supporting G-lib for president in 2008.


30 posted on 01/07/2011 8:27:54 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’ve had enough of Rudy. He’s not going to be president, as 2008 should have proven to him. And where he could really help, by running for the senate or for governor of NY, well, he’s not interested in that. He’s just wants to be president.

Stay with your consulting business, Rudy.


31 posted on 01/07/2011 8:29:06 AM PST by Will88
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I don't understand Hannity's fascination with him. Guli, his wife, and Hannity were on his show during the campaign and they almost appeared as if they were sharing a cigarette in bed together.
Admitting you are a RINO is shooting yourself in the foot on the starting line.
32 posted on 01/07/2011 8:29:45 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: speciallybland

Best laugh I have had all day! Geesh that’s funny.


33 posted on 01/07/2011 8:32:50 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Romney far right......HA HA HA....Rudy don’t waste your time and money....your time came and went...


34 posted on 01/07/2011 8:35:29 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: JaneNC; Red Badger

Knox Pooley.


35 posted on 01/07/2011 8:36:56 AM PST by decimon
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rudy will never be President. If he want’s to help, he could easily take Gillebrand’s seat


36 posted on 01/07/2011 8:37:58 AM PST by wny
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Guess Rudy didn't get the November 2nd memo.
37 posted on 01/07/2011 8:38:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Before, in 2008, he was simply mistaken about his chances.

NOW he’s delusional!!!


38 posted on 01/07/2011 8:38:39 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

In that picture, he looks like he’s morphing into Nixon.


39 posted on 01/07/2011 8:39:20 AM PST by decimon
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security."

O.M.G.

Rudy. Karl Marx is NOT your friend.

40 posted on 01/07/2011 8:39:58 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
ALRIGHT!! Super bugzapper thread #2 for Rudy.

[FR Thread from 2007] Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

No thanks on Rudy or Mitt.

41 posted on 01/07/2011 8:43:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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First off, Rudy lost all of my respect when he refused to run against Clinton for Senator & let that b***h move into USA political office.

Second this:
the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney...

Is a sign of someone who is seriously off center.
Mitt Romney far right? I really don't even believe that he said this.

And this:
there's opportunity for a moderate candidate

Would apply to the Democrat party, not to the party that just increased by a historical landslide of solid conservatives.

even Rudy loyalists think it's a bad idea. “They think this is crazy,”

Okay, 100% agreed

42 posted on 01/07/2011 8:45:16 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No. Nope. Nada. Zilch.
Null. Never. No way.


43 posted on 01/07/2011 9:14:36 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: jessduntno

Indeed ... why not do a “Jerry Brown” in NYC?


44 posted on 01/07/2011 9:34:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: FES0844

“Haven’t seen Thompson in ages. Wonder what he’s up to?!? “

He acted in “Secretariat”


45 posted on 01/07/2011 9:45:40 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We need fresh blood, not retreads.
46 posted on 01/07/2011 9:59:42 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: GnL

That Fiddy graphic is so funny for this, nice one!


47 posted on 01/07/2011 10:02:10 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Excellent if Rudy runs...he takes from the Romney moderate “Manager” vote but not the Palin/Huckabee social votes...win win...magritte


48 posted on 01/07/2011 10:07:57 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Obama would put Giuliani in charge of the Justice Dept.?


49 posted on 01/07/2011 1:40:36 PM PST by nickcarraway (Repeal Obamacare/Republicare!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney...and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate...

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50 posted on 01/07/2011 2:11:33 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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