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Giuliani Eyes Presidential Bid If Palin Runs Too
WSJ ^ | 1/21/11 | Dan Yadron

Posted on 01/21/2011 4:39:53 PM PST by pissant

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he is “more likely” to run for president in 2012 if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a bid, according to snippets from an interview to air on CNN Monday night released on Twitter.

“The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have,” Mr. Giuliani is quoted as saying on CNN host Piers Morgan’s Twitter account. “My one chance, if I have a chance, is that I’m considered a moderate.”

The implication being that Ms. Palin, a tea party favorite, is not a moderate.

Ms. Palin, Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008, is widely assumed to be readying a run at the presidency next year. But only 27% of Americans have a positive impression of her, an all-time low, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: americasmayor; falconpartyof1; freepressforpalin; giuliani; giuliani2012; gopprimaries2012; palin; pissant4obama; pissant4rinos; presidentgiuliani; rudy; rudygiuliani; zotpissant
America's Mayors in a pursefight.
1 posted on 01/21/2011 4:39:58 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

This doesn’t make Giuliani look good.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 4:40:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: pissant

Meet the new faces.

Same as the old faces.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 4:41:41 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: pissant

Rudy isn’t even a moderate. Besides, his feet are too big.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 4:42:23 PM PST by dforest
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To: pissant

Actually, I really think it is to get back at Romney.. they will split the RINO vote..put a conservative in as nomainee.


5 posted on 01/21/2011 4:42:27 PM PST by Babsig (Palin/DeMint 2012 (I AM Jim Thompson))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just look at the Network he chose to make this statement.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 4:42:31 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: pissant

Nobodies Mayor can stay in New York then.


7 posted on 01/21/2011 4:42:37 PM PST by omega4179 (Loughner--influenced by left wing hate media!)
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To: pissant

She says she’s waiting to see if any conservatives will run, and he’s waiting to see if a conservative will run.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 4:42:54 PM PST by marron
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To: pissant

Rudy may be a moderate. But, he accomplished more conservative ends as Mayor then any Country Cluber did ever.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 4:45:57 PM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: pissant

How much you getting paid for all the Palin stalking?


10 posted on 01/21/2011 4:46:20 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: pissant

Let the games begin!


11 posted on 01/21/2011 4:46:35 PM PST by NathanR (,)
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To: Babsig
>>>> "I really think it is to get back at Romney.. they will split the RINO vote..put a conservative in as nomainee." <<<<

Interesting hypothesis, to split the RINO vote, but what did Mittens ever do to place Rudy in a place where he'd want "to get back at Romney"?

12 posted on 01/21/2011 4:47:44 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Invincibly Ignorant
Don't bother him.

He doesn't know that Palin’s title is Governor Palin.

13 posted on 01/21/2011 4:48:49 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: pissant

Let him run for a job collexting garbage in New York!


14 posted on 01/21/2011 4:48:55 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Rational Thought

It’s too bad, as he was an excellent Mayor.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 4:51:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Rational Thought

“Just look at the Network he chose to make this statement.”

Yep...telling - and disappointing.


16 posted on 01/21/2011 4:55:15 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: pissant
Why are there no "moderate" DemocRATS? All we get are a bunch of commie radical 'RATS. And they can win.

It's too bad "Republicans" are expected to be "moderates" if they want to win. I'm voting for Palin in 2012. Even if I have to write her in. The "moderates" can KMA.

17 posted on 01/21/2011 4:57:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (They're not going to shut me up! - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: hennie pennie

I can’t put my finger on it, but I faintly remember some jostling during the 08 primary... didn’t Romney basically take Giuliani out on Super Tuesday?


18 posted on 01/21/2011 4:58:21 PM PST by Babsig (Palin/DeMint 2012 (I AM Jim Thompson))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Giuliani didn’t make any of his supporters from the 2008 election look good either. Because of his early decision to drop out many of us had signs on our lawns for a candidate that decided to be a quitter.


19 posted on 01/21/2011 4:58:55 PM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Rudy would make an excellent Attorney General.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 5:00:03 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Babsig
It was my impression that Giuliani took himself out of major contention by ignoring New Hampshire and Iowa, and concentrating solely on Florida.

Wherever he came up with that notion of presidential campaigning is beyond me, LOL

21 posted on 01/21/2011 5:03:50 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: pissant

Don’t we have ANYONE out there like Reagan? Somewhere?

I don’t want anyone danced out so far. Am I hoping for too much?


22 posted on 01/21/2011 7:23:17 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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