Skip to comments.Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out
Posted on 02/03/2011 12:56:41 AM PST by speciallybland
So what if Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich decide not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 or their campaigns falter in the early going? Who will the GOP turn to?
Thats what Rasmussen Reports asked Likely Republican Primary voters in a new national telephone survey. Not surprisingly the best known of the eight other prominent Republicans mentioned came out on top. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani emerges as the clear leader among this group with 29% support. Tim Pawlenty, who recently stepped down as governor of Minnesota, comes in second with 17%.
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“Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out”
Dumbest Headline Award
I'd be a six foot tall blonde Swedish model if I grew a foot, was blonde and Swedish.
Dumbest polling award.
Guiliani wants to be President .. he just doesn’t want to run. I guess he wants to be appointed?
When Mittens falls on his a$$, which you know he will, the MSM will start pushing Tooty Fruity Rudy, count on it.
Pro-abortion = always the media favorite!
Don't forget pro gun control.
Pro-abortion and pro gun control are my one and two hot button issues I will not compromise on.
Oh, you’re right! I forgot about that. Typical NorthEast unconscionable RINO.
I've tried to like and respect Rudy but I won't support him for president.
He is way too similar to Bloomberg on way too many issues.
"What if a giant grasshopper reaches through the window and drags us out?"
In other news, I’d be the richest man in the world if everybody gave me their money.
He is a New Yarker. Nahhh!
Let three unknowns work this out. Pretarnished candidates stepping into pretargeted mass media kill zones punching the crap out of each other is a dream come true for the rats. I fully expect that we will $hit in our shorts, as that is what is required to keep this crapraft afloat for another run into the Potomac.
That’s a politically correct way of saying the American public would choose Guliani on or around the time hell freezes over. LOL!
Any candidate who chooses to be aligned with the dreaded neocons-----the eternal forces of Christian-hating-------cannot be seriously considered for office at any level of government.
Giuliani's liabilities are that he's a New Yorker w/ three wives; he is for abortion, same-sex marriage, lax illegal-immigration enforcement and gun control.
WRT national security, fuhgeddabatit. The very same political posturing that got Giuliani elected as NYC mayor wprevent him from becoming president. Taking a left-wing stance was necessary to enable him to win in America's bastion of liberalism. Such a history will not sit well om 2012. A sudden about-face would be a clear and futile case of extreme political pandering.......a candidate whose core convictions are subject to political whims.
In this Age of the Tea Party, among Rudy's huge liabilities is his personal life. Rudy's love life reads like a sordid tale from an X-rated paperback romance novel. Mayor Rudy, while a married man and father of two, got involved with his third and present wife, escorting her publicly, and insisted his lover move into Gracie Mansion while he was still married.
As for party loyalty, forget it. Rudy once endorsed a radical liberal Democrat--Mario Cuomo--over Cuomo's Repub opponent--who won.
Most egregiously, Rudy looked the other way when his patronage appointee Russell Harding --Liberal Party's Ray Harding's son, now in jail for government fraud----was stealing from the city's Housing Development Corp. and enjoying kiddie porn and gay vacations with his gay pals on the taxpayers dime.
Rudy would hunt down every gun, of every type, in every household in the USA and melt them down into scrap metal. Rudy doesn't need a gun. Like all rich liberals, he's got armed guards to protect him.
Rudy's vulnerability is his close relationship with Bernard Kerik. Perhaps Rudy ought to tell voters how he plans to use failed HomeLandSec appointee Bernie Kerik's personal, business and political expertise to help him win public office (poster laughs uproariously).
That, and pro-homo as well. I wonder if Rudy will wait until the Florida primary to make a move again.
POTUS Rudy? No thanks!
ya beat me too it
Wouldn’t vote for him with a gun to my head!!
Such polls are only about name recognition, not about policy or fitness to hold the office. I don’t think that any prospective candidate ought to be either encouraged or discouraged by something as vapid as a poll that basically asks, “Which of these guys have you heard of?”
“Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out”
Good grief, if enough people drop out I’D be the front runner.
By the way, I’ve just announced my candidacy just in case enough people drop out...
Is this satire?!? Guiliani ran such an incompetent campaign in 2008 it was farcical that he was ever considered a viable candidate.
Maybe he could be a leading GOP contender if he were actually a Republican.
I figured it out... scotty rasmussen smokes crack... explains everything.
It is obvious the party machinery is behind Romney. That machine gave us McCain last time, even in my home state, Oklahoma, where I thought for sure the Huckster would have some pull. Guiliani could help siphon votes from Romney the way Fred Thompson siphoned votes from whoever the hell he helped take out in the primaries - I don’t remember - but he siphoned enough votes off a contender to give us Queeg.
I do not know who I want yet. Not Huckabee, Not sure about Palin or Bachman. Turned off by Pawlenty (sp?). For now, I spectate - it’s a long road.
Hey—if no one else runs , I’ve got it locked up!!
Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out
That is one of the most STOO-PID™ Headlines I've ever seen.
Fruity Rooty Julie-Annie has less of a chance at being the 'front runner' than I do of winning the Pentathlon in the next Olympics. Or winning the upcoming Daytona 500 in a Chevy Volt.
And I can't can't my make my mind up if Scott is mocking Rooty, or he's shooting for a job from Rooty in any campaign. I HOPE it's the former. Or Scott needs some 'series' mental help.
Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out-——headline, story and propaganda written by the pukeneos.
Although, I agree with your take——Rasmussen is mocking the ambitions of Going Nowhere Rooty.
“War Certain if No Peace.”
“Peace Certain if No War.”
Weird story...what if the first 8 guys dropped out...who’s the nominee then...Duncan Hunter??
What a headline! And I’m the Olympic High Jump Gold Medalist! ... if everyone else drops out excepting those without legs.
Dumbest survey award. Reduces it to plain old name recognition in a completely unrealistic scenario. Rasmussen is usually better than this, but he’s been contorting the reporting of some results to highlight the anti-Palin, as opposed to the pro-Palin, in them. If the guy really is Republican, it must be a tepid version of Republican indeed.
Yeah, Rudy is pro-abortion and has absolutely no chance.
I wonder where Mitt is on abortion this week?????
Correct me if I'm off base here. Aren't polling outfits contracted to conduct a poll? I mean, do they sometimes poll on their own to see what the landscape really looks like?
I believe they to differing degrees and mixing the two together do both.
Judi is very saddened by your predictions, LOL
I’ve always liked Rudy, and think he’s very competent. But his pro-abortion position is a deal breaker for me.
Giuliani was already eaten alive by the Tea Party. We just weren’t called the Tea party yet!
Giuliani leads if all the other contenders are struck by lightning on February 30th.
I guess we will not win again if all we have is crap.