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Giuliani 'absolutely' open to 2012 presidential run
The Hill ^ | 01/21/2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 01/21/2011 12:33:58 PM PST by speciallybland

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he is "absolutely" open to a run for president in 2012.

Giuliani, the mayor of New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks who ran for president in 2008, hinted more strongly that he might seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Obama's reelection.

"I will take a look at 2012. It's really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I'll have to evaluate as the year goes along," Giuliani said Thursday night on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; 911; alvingreenesaysgoooo; giuliani; goaway; goawayrudy; homosexualagenda; julieannie; justsayno; megalomaniac; no; nooooooo; rudy; rudygiuliani

1 posted on 01/21/2011 12:34:01 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

He’s welcome to run.

And lose.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 12:35:19 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: speciallybland

Oh for the love of G-d, please, no.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 12:35:44 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: speciallybland

No more RINOS, ever!


4 posted on 01/21/2011 12:36:40 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: speciallybland

ok... we’ll call you rudy, OK

Get get your pretty dress cleaned and pres


5 posted on 01/21/2011 12:37:10 PM PST by Mr. K (There are 10 types of people those who know BINARY and those who don't)
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To: speciallybland

ok... we’ll call you rudy, OK

Get get your pretty dress cleaned and pressed


6 posted on 01/21/2011 12:37:21 PM PST by Mr. K (There are 10 types of people those who know BINARY and those who don't)
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To: speciallybland
Love these fresh faces. Has Bob Dole been seen in Iowa yet?

/sarc

7 posted on 01/21/2011 12:38:11 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: speciallybland

Don’t waste your time Rudy!


8 posted on 01/21/2011 12:38:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: speciallybland

No RINO’s for me, period.

That includes Rooty-Tooty


9 posted on 01/21/2011 12:39:40 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: speciallybland

Good!


10 posted on 01/21/2011 12:40:18 PM PST by sand lake bar
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Yep, more retreads than the waiting room of Nancy Pelosi’s plastic surgeon.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 12:41:16 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: speciallybland
Not my #1 choice but better than Romney.

I'd pull the lever for him over Obowma, that's for sure.

12 posted on 01/21/2011 12:42:09 PM PST by what's up
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To: speciallybland
It's like Deja vu all over again...


13 posted on 01/21/2011 12:43:37 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: speciallybland

ANYONE BUT OBAMA?

Are we there yet?


14 posted on 01/21/2011 12:44:10 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: speciallybland

0.1%?


15 posted on 01/21/2011 12:45:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: speciallybland

There are to many other really good people that are willing to run. I don’t think Rudy would be one of them.


16 posted on 01/21/2011 12:45:52 PM PST by RC2
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To: speciallybland
I'm all for him running.

Far, far away!

17 posted on 01/21/2011 12:48:32 PM PST by SlaveNoMore
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To: speciallybland

He’s just one of a bucket load of RINO crap threatening to run.
Huckabee, Newt,Rudy,Mitt,and too many more that I would sit out the election before I’d vote for any of them.
Just say NO to RINO crap.
REAL conservatives or go fish.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 12:50:21 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: speciallybland

Noooooooo!


19 posted on 01/21/2011 1:00:48 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: speciallybland

Actually this good. We need 12 rino’s to run and split the rino vote.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 1:02:31 PM PST by plain talk
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To: speciallybland
There will be no shortage of "RINO" Establishment-backed Candidates in 2012. The shotgun approach will include Gingrich, Romney, Huckleberry, etc. (They have been promoted continuously by the State Run Media for the past two years, while they bash Palin).

Palin is the ONLY potential GOP Nominee that is feared, and phoney polls, constant bashing, and the shit-their-pants fears of the Left are not going to change the FACT that she is the one to beat.

21 posted on 01/21/2011 1:05:18 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: speciallybland

Why? The other liberal Republican candidates don’t have enough mob ties?


22 posted on 01/21/2011 1:10:49 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: speciallybland

“I will take a look at 2012. It’s really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I’ll have to evaluate as the year goes along,”

No Rudy. You should be thinking:
2012 is the voters first opportunity to get rid of the Socialist and I will do all I can to help. I want to do what is best for America - whatever the personal cost, win or lose.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 1:16:47 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: speciallybland

Rudy really should run in 2012. He has a good chance of getting the nomination. He just should run as a Democrat.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 1:20:25 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: GeronL

He would be a great addition to the primary. We need more people to split up the Mitt vote.

Say what we will about Rudy who we all have little use for, as a campaigner, he was not a divider. He campaigned for the Party in general over many appearances as he tried to advance himself in last run and did so with vigor for a number of candidates far more conservative than himself. I don’t like his politics, but I certainly respect him more than Mitt.

After breaking up the Mitt vote, I hope he looses with grace and makes a million more in his consulting business and buys a house next to Hillary.


25 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:58 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: speciallybland

Here we go again.


26 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:58 PM PST by dforest
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To: speciallybland

Well if he or any of the other liberal machine’s choices wins the nod... I bolt permanently to a third party... THE TEA PARTY!

LLS


27 posted on 01/21/2011 1:39:30 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: speciallybland

It is not a good start going on that bloviating blowhard Larry Kudlows show. He called Obama a “supply side conservative” on one of his recent shows. Claims Obama has “seen the light”. Can’t stand Kudlow and Steven Moore who looks demented.


28 posted on 01/21/2011 1:50:54 PM PST by jubail
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To: speciallybland
It's really a question of, can I play a useful role?

Rudy: you missed your chance to play a useful role - one of the 2 US Senate seats from NY that were both in play this year.

If Rudy and Pataki had tag-teamed Gillebrand (sp?)and Schumer, they could very well have beaten them, and we'd have 2 new GOP senators from the Northeast.

29 posted on 01/21/2011 2:04:40 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: speciallybland; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
Eh, if Sarah Palin can be a top tier candidate for President then America's Mayor can put on a dress and do it again.

29½ posted on 01/21/2011 5:26:52 PM EST by Rudy Giuliani (Giuliani/Trump 2011! Because it's an odd year.)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; Doctor Raoul; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


30 posted on 01/21/2011 2:29:24 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: All

Great, pervert vs perverter, isn’t there a New World to move to somewhere?


31 posted on 01/21/2011 2:55:29 PM PST by glassylassie
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To: thefactor

You guys have it all wrong. We need Giuliani in there, fighting hard and early in NH. Huntsman too. We need all the ‘moderates’ we can get in the pool to dilute Romney’s vote.

What we’ve got to hope is that Palin’s vote doesn’t get split among too many who are perceived as more conservative: Cain and Gingrich and Barbour, for example.

Rudy is right, you’ve got to win early, but winning early has to do with not having too many similarly perceived opponents drawing from your natural base.

Come on in, Rudy! I hope you spend a good, long time in NH, shaking hands with as many voters as you can.


32 posted on 01/21/2011 3:08:11 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: speciallybland
Hell NO!
33 posted on 01/21/2011 5:46:21 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: speciallybland

Maybe he should run as a Democrat!

Giuliani vs Palin. I can live with the outcome.


34 posted on 01/21/2011 5:48:47 PM PST by devere
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To: speciallybland

35 posted on 01/21/2011 7:22:03 PM PST by aSeattleConservative ("...the American Christian ... would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!" G. Washington)
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To: speciallybland; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Oh, please don’t do this to us...

PING!


36 posted on 01/22/2011 10:46:43 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: pissant

Looks like we’re shaping up to get Rudy McRomney again...


37 posted on 01/22/2011 10:48:26 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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