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Giuliani leaving ‘door open’ to White House run
Washington Times ^ | 04/26/2011 | Ben Birnbaum

Posted on 04/26/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT by Hawk720

Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told The Washington Times on Tuesday that he is keeping “the door open” to a 2012 presidential bid, saying he might jump into the race if he believes the other candidates are unelectable.

Mr. Giuliani is slated to speak next month in New Hampshire, where he finished fourth among 2008 Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation primaries.

“I’m going to go to New Hampshire to speak to a law enforcement group, so that’s really the main purpose of the speech, but I keep in contact with people in New Hampshire and try to figure out what kind of a chance I have,” Mr. Giuliani said in an interview. “At this point, I’m not actively considering it, but I have the door open.”

In New Hampshire, Mr. Giuliani will appear at a May 12 house party sponsored by the Granite Oath PAC of Ovide Lamontagne, whose failed 2010 U.S. Senate bid was supported by the tea party.

The Granite Oath PAC has held similar gatherings for two potential GOP presidential candidates, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and is planning an event for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich later next month.

Mr. Giuliani said he was looking at other possible candidates as he weighs whether to mount a repeat bid.

“What will factor into my decision is what kind of chance the people that are running have to win and beat President Obama,” he said. “I think it’s vital we have a different president in 2013.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; floridastrategy; giuliani; giulianitruthfile; nochance; rino; rudy

1 posted on 04/26/2011 4:50:26 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Cabinet Position? Sure. Prez? Nah....


2 posted on 04/26/2011 4:53:32 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Hawk720

Looking more and more like 2008


3 posted on 04/26/2011 4:54:04 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Hawk720
Ooops. Didn't mean that post "to you" Hawk720...
Thanks for posting..
4 posted on 04/26/2011 4:54:46 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Hawk720

Not a chance. On the other hand, they might as well try to run McCain again...


5 posted on 04/26/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Hawk720

I wonder if he is going to skip all the early stuff and focus on Florida like last time. Yeah, that worked out real well for him!


6 posted on 04/26/2011 4:55:20 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Hawk720

Oh gaaaad.....

I like him, but for anything BUT president. Why doesn’t he take on Schumer, and knock him out of office?


7 posted on 04/26/2011 4:58:04 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Hawk720

Don’t let the door hit ya! Just stay out!


8 posted on 04/26/2011 5:01:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Hawk720

Forget it. He’s a good guy, did what he said he was going to do while running for Mayor, but he let the libs destroy him where now he is seen as a Sammy Gravano. I mean his 2nd hand man Bernie Kerik, THE highest decorated cop in NYPD history, goes to jail for taxes and accepting A bribe, if you could even call it a bribe. How many people here check out if their contracters have connections to the mob? Yet Charles Rangel who did the same thing, if not worse, gets a slap on the wrist and is re-elected. Hey Rudy, why don’t you try opening your mouth? If you can’t handle pssy ass liberals in a city how are you going to handle psycho Muslims and China?


9 posted on 04/26/2011 5:02:38 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: Hawk720

Romney, Christie, Guiliani. Just what we need: another northeastern liberal gun-grabber...


10 posted on 04/26/2011 5:03:56 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Hawk720

Memo to Rudy and Judi:

NEVER MIND!


11 posted on 04/26/2011 5:04:36 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: Hawk720

Let him join his fellow RINOs Trump, Romney and Huck. Conservatives will flock to Palin, West, Cain or Bachmann. Maybe Rubio but not convinced he isn’t another amnesty cheerledaer.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 5:04:51 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Hawk720
Hey Julie Annie, do you think the outcome in 2012 would be any different than it was in 2008? May I refer you to a very famous saying by a very famous genius for some guidance?

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
13 posted on 04/26/2011 5:05:23 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Hawk720

Pass


14 posted on 04/26/2011 5:07:52 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: Hawk720

Please run... away far, far away.


15 posted on 04/26/2011 5:08:50 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Hawk720

Giuliani the former US Attorney and Assistant Attorney General has just what it take it to Obama on the eligibility issue. Much more than Trump. He’d go from the worst to the first if he was effective.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 5:10:03 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: KoRn
Why doesn’t he take on Schumer, and knock him out of office?

LOL, I could only hope.

Big mouth ass clown Schumer would sh** a brick

17 posted on 04/26/2011 5:14:36 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Secretary Defense/Homeland Security


18 posted on 04/26/2011 5:17:38 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Plutarch

The 2012 election is not going to be about Obozo’s eligibilty.

Whoever is the GOP nominee will focus on everything Obozo is doing to run this country into the ground.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 5:17:55 PM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Hawk720
The more RINOs to split the vote the better.
20 posted on 04/26/2011 5:17:56 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Hawk720

Giuliani-Trump

or

Trump-Giuliani

The dream team of Rockefeller Republicans, aka. liberal Republicans.


21 posted on 04/26/2011 5:21:09 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Hawk720

Is this one of Lance Poobus’s big surprises?


22 posted on 04/26/2011 5:21:24 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Popman
"Big mouth ass clown Schumer would sh** a brick"

Nah.... He'd probably move on to be a lobbyist for a large bank or some hedge fund, and become wealthy beyond our wildest dreams, while screwing up the country nearly as much as he is now..... /puke

23 posted on 04/26/2011 5:26:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: definitelynotaliberal

SecDef was my first thought as well...


24 posted on 04/26/2011 5:29:21 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Reagan Man

When Trump declares himself a Texan...I’ll vote for him.


25 posted on 04/26/2011 5:48:37 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

*snicker*


26 posted on 04/26/2011 5:53:04 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Hawk720

Unfortunately, I think Giuliani expended whatever political capital he had on his crash-before-takeoff campaign in 2008.


27 posted on 04/26/2011 5:55:52 PM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: Hawk720
He means as a Democrat, right?
28 posted on 04/26/2011 5:56:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Michael Barnes

His cabinet? He’s got plenty of dresses in his cabinet. Ready to go. He’s got his high heels on and is ready to run.


29 posted on 04/26/2011 6:08:49 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Hawk720

Someone tell this old guy his time in the sun has passed. He was good right after 9/11, but half the voters have forgotten it happened.

We need a new guy, maybe Paul Ryan, to run against Omama.


30 posted on 04/26/2011 6:16:35 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Hawk720

Noooooo!!!!!


31 posted on 04/26/2011 8:47:38 PM PDT 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: NavyCanDo
I don't think it's that bad. The Republican incumbent had been unpopular for quite a while when the market downturn became apparent, followed by a financial crisis, followed by very unpopular emergency measures by said Republican incumbent. It's a wonder anyone tried for to run for the GOP ticket that year, but (surprise, surprise) we ended up with an apologist RINO. Meanwhile, everyone was worried about a Hillary Clinton candidacy and Obama was considered to be an also ran along with tired old candidates like Biden, IIRC. Fast forward to 2011. It isn't even 2012 yet and everything's in reverse. So there are a lot of unknowns trying for the nomination, and there is no GOP messiah yet. Can it possibly be worse than McCain in 2008?

Actually, yes it can. Trump. McCain was the MSM's favorite GOP candidate. That makes McCain the closest thing we're going to get to a GOP "messiah". Like Trump, McCain is a RINO. The difference is that McCain actually has a few convincing conservative stances on some issues, and he's taken seriously by the press.
32 posted on 04/26/2011 10:14:54 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Hawk720

Rudy will be another guy who sees what will happen to him in a GOP primary and decide to say, “No thanks.”


33 posted on 04/27/2011 4:42:19 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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