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Giuliani Aiming to Take Down Romney in New Hampshire
U.S. News ^ | May 24, 2011 | PAUL BEDARD

Posted on 05/24/2011 9:50:17 AM PDT by camerongood210

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani isn't just thinking about running for president next year: It's his obsession and he's already mapping out a strategy to knock off GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

**SNIP**

What's more, adds King, Giuliani has already been "talking to people in New Hampshire" about his strategy to focus all his early attention there, not the Iowa caucus, because beating Romney in the former Massachusetts governor's political backyard will propel the New Yorker's candidacy into the next two showdowns in South Carolina and Nevada.

"He would focus on New Hampshire almost entirely," said King at a Monday night dinner organized by the conservative American Spectator magazine. "He is very close to running."

And apparently so is King. Urged to run by his local GOP supporters, King said he was game for a presidential bid. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who has a knack for grabbing controversial topics said, "Why not see where it's going to go. Odds are one in a million." But, he added, running for president provides him a national "forum" to address his concerns about terror attacks in America and charges that the Muslim community is not being cooperative enough with the FBI.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012; deathcare; giuliani; newhampshire; romneycare; romneytaxsnh2; rudy2012; smallromney
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: camerongood210
He would focus on New Hampshire almost entirely

Didn't Rudy have a similar strategy in '08 except with Florida?

Also, it sounds like Peter King may be throwing his hat in the ring now. This is the first I am hearing of this.

2 posted on 05/24/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: camerongood210

Isn’t Rudy Giuliani still pro-choice? I don’t see any path to the nomination for a pro abortion candidate. Seems like a nonstarter to me.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 9:53:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: camerongood210

RINO fight.

I can’t vote for either of them.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 9:53:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: camerongood210
Free Republic Purge: Conservative Web Site Bans Giuliani Supporters
5 posted on 05/24/2011 9:53:55 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: camerongood210

Interesting....the polling so far doesn’t show that though...is a Giuliani run under the radar...could he be the anti-Romney?


6 posted on 05/24/2011 9:54:30 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Longbow1969

Rudy is a social liberal and supports the murder of gestate babies, as well as all the pet “gay” issues.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 9:55:20 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Longbow1969

I can understand Rudy’s line of reasoning on this one. He expects the field to be very conservative making him the most attractive candidate to independents. I don’t think he has a chance, but I can see where he is coming from.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 9:56:06 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: Servant of the Cross
18,451 reply 'bugzapper' thread (keyword: howlinzot)
9 posted on 05/24/2011 9:56:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

OK?


10 posted on 05/24/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: camerongood210; Jim Robinson

As Yogi might say, it’s deja vu ... all over again!


11 posted on 05/24/2011 9:59:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

You clearly don’t like Rudy. That’s cool. I’m not too crazy about his social leanings, but I thought some other FReepers might want to know the Republican field could potentially increase by two in the very near future. No bugzapper required.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 10:03:01 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: camerongood210

From the article, it sounds like King would be in the ring for attention. A million to one shot that could raise the profile of some of his causes, nothing more. He has nothing to lose, he figures, so why not?

Rudy, on the other hand, may well be planning on stepping up and getting in if the field remains this weak.

It’s too bad Rudy’s so flawed, because he does have some very strong points. I don’t really mind the pro-choice thing, as it’s outside the President’s ability to directly control. Society is slowly but inexorably turning against abortion, and it’s days are numbered.

The imminent problem is that Rudy’s a gun grabber, which is a deal breaker for me. A Republican president could cause a lot of damage in 4 years. At least Obama knows that he’s got no cover to reach for our guns, and it keeps him at bay.

Anyway, I guess time will tell. The current field is a pack of non-starters. I love Cain, but the fact that a guy with no experience in public office is doing so well is a testament to flimsy our selections currently are.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 10:04:28 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: camerongood210

STOP ROMNEY is KEY !

We have a decent shot to stop the Soros Puppet as long
as the Daddy of Obamacare is not on the ticket !


14 posted on 05/24/2011 10:04:47 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: camerongood210

I would happily vote for Rudy over both Romney and Obama.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 10:08:27 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: camerongood210
I can understand why Rudy is looking at the race now because the field looks so weak and Romney and Gingrich are imploding.

But here's the deal. I'm pro-life and that is an important issue to me. I understand the President can't do much about that other than appoint originalist judges willing to overturn Roe. I get that.

Last time Rudy hinted he would appoint such judges. I need more than a hint before even considering him.

16 posted on 05/24/2011 10:09:57 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: magritte

Giuliani couldn’t be the antiRomney.

Giuliani could be the antiPalin.

Giuliani and Romney are in the same “establishment republican” category.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 10:10:33 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: camerongood210

Maybe Rudy useful this time around and help snuff out Romney’s campaign. It’s hard to imagine him being a viable candidate anywhere other than in New Hampshire given that he is pro-abortion, though.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 10:10:37 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: truthfreedom

Ah, but he can split the Romney / Establishment votes...a conservative challenger can succeed with less votes.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 10:13:40 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: camerongood210

Can someone please post the picture of Rudy in drag?


20 posted on 05/24/2011 10:14:11 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: camerongood210

Please keep posting the important news here. Ignore the adolescents.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 10:14:33 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: camerongood210

I couldn’t vote for Rudy, but I like him better than Romney. At least I know what I’d get from Giuliani.


22 posted on 05/24/2011 10:14:44 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: camerongood210

I thought it was Rodney king.


23 posted on 05/24/2011 10:16:08 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt)
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To: magritte

Right. He’s competing with Romney, with Giuliani, with Gingrich to be the antiPalin. Basically, you gotta figure there will be a tea party conservative vs an establishment republican. Tea Party has Palin, Bachmann, Paul. Establishment has Romney, Gingrich, and now maybe Giuliani.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 10:18:25 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Westbrook

25 posted on 05/24/2011 10:20:35 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gitmogrunt
Can someone please post the picture of Rudy in drag?


26 posted on 05/24/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: camerongood210
Giuliani has already been "talking to people in New Hampshire"

Wow! He really must be planning to focus on NH if he is actually doing some talking with some of the folks who live there. If other candidates hear that strategy, they might pick up the phone and call people in New Hampshire, too. This idea could catch on.
27 posted on 05/24/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: truthfreedom

New Hampshire is tough sledding for conservatives regardless, but it can deflate a rino candidate to eek out a victory there...


28 posted on 05/24/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Steel Wolf
It’s too bad Rudy’s so flawed, because he does have some very strong points

I agree completely- and this cycle am willing to overlook some things I wouldn't in a normal cycle, but there are so many deep divisions on the right it's hard to see how we're going to get a candidate with a chance to beat the current occupant of the oval office.

Very depressing. I like the libertarian upstarts making their voices heard- but the power structure in the GOP still holds the $$$ strings and that's what gets people elected. The RINO wing is still in charge.

29 posted on 05/24/2011 10:22:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I was never banned, and if Sarah doesn’t run, I am prepared to come out of retirement.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 10:23:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: truthfreedom
Rudy is not the disaster that Mittens is.

Mittens is a 49 state train-wreck.

The idiot still peddles the Obamacare insurance mandate which bankrupt Teddyland and is the primary reason the GOP took back the House .

Rudy would put quite a few states in play and a Rudy/ Palin Combo could result in a huge sweep !

31 posted on 05/24/2011 10:26:22 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yep ....but then Im voting for anyone other than Obama


32 posted on 05/24/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Westbrook

While there are certain things that I admire and respect about these two men, I’d have to say that the negatives far outweigh the positives. If either one manages to secure the nomination, it would be a disaster for the GOP, which would lose almost it’s entire conservative base and any hopes of remaining a political power.


33 posted on 05/24/2011 10:36:10 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: truthfreedom

Rudy could be a stalking horse for someone.....of all of the people he praises the most, it’s Palin. Plus he hates Romney, it makes one wonder


34 posted on 05/24/2011 10:37:35 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: magritte

Giuliani could hurt Romney, but if Giuliani beats Romney, knocks Romney out, it means Giuliani is standing. Giuliani could make a plausible case that he could win. Romney and Gingrich and guys who can’t win the nomination - that means the tea party conservatives have 2 targets. Romney and Gingrich and Giuliani and those who can’t win - 3 targets.


35 posted on 05/24/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: ncalburt
Romney is just another RINO. Didn't Hucksterbee's sole focus on stopping Romney give us Juan McCain? I can't see where Julie Ann would be any better. He would probably be worse, given his NYC roots. At least the Mittster has some ties to flyover country, however weak.

Get behind Herman Cain, Sarah Palin or the conservative of your choice and ignore the RINO cat fight.

36 posted on 05/24/2011 10:40:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: camerongood210

How did that work out 4 years ago?


37 posted on 05/24/2011 10:40:46 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: camerongood210

From the irony department: The Fred Thompson 2008 campaign’s most notable achievement was in derailing the “inevitability” of the Guiliani campaign. In 2011/2012, Guiliani might serve the same type of purpose in knocking out Romney.


38 posted on 05/24/2011 10:42:35 AM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: Bigtigermike

If Palin is in, and Giuliani gets in, that does help Palin, it does allow her clearer victories between when both Romney and Giuliani are in and when one drops out. And I think that the Palin romp scenario is strengthened by Giuliani being in there. But if it’s a Bachmann or Paul scenario, we’d like a beatable opponent, like Pawlenty.


39 posted on 05/24/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: personalaccts

My point exactly.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 10:45:47 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: ncalburt

Wouldn’t it be Palin/Rudy? I don’t get any ???/Palin.


41 posted on 05/24/2011 10:47:36 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Darren McCarty
I couldn’t vote for Rudy, but I like him better than Romney. At least I know what I’d get from Giuliani.

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We know what we'd get from Romney, too.

42 posted on 05/24/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bill1952

I can’t even imagine what he was thinking.


43 posted on 05/24/2011 10:52:16 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: truthfreedom

one time Rudy said that if Sarah ran then he would run, to the left of her to be exact and then that he went out and strongly defending Sarah in front of the VIEW ladies and said that she was qualified better than Obama and that they don’t get how smart she was.......many people think that if he ran that his job is to take down Romney and with Mitch and Huckabee out, Mitt is the only main competition to Sarah if she ran


44 posted on 05/24/2011 10:57:54 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: camerongood210

GOOD Rudy take down Mittns in NH and Iowa will take down Rudy! 2 down how many to go?!


45 posted on 05/24/2011 10:58:07 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The future could always prove me wrong, but the days when a few thousand replies were common on FR threads, let alone 18,000 plus, are long gone. Everything has a cost.


46 posted on 05/24/2011 11:03:01 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Howlin, Peach and several others were zotted on that thread, but un-zotted later.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~howlin/


47 posted on 05/24/2011 11:35:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Gingrich was (and is) bigger competition than Mitch.


48 posted on 05/24/2011 11:42:52 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: camerongood210

Let’s get as many RINOs in the pool as possible so they can all get 5% of the primary vote and launch a conservative into the winner’s circle.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 11:53:13 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof; Servant of the Cross
Let’s get as many RINOs in the pool as possible so they can all get 5% of the primary vote and launch a conservative into the winner’s circle.

Don't let Servant of the Cross hear you talking like that. Use of a bugzapper might be threatened.

50 posted on 05/24/2011 12:07:51 PM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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