Skip to comments.Giuliani Aiming to Take Down Romney in New Hampshire
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.
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.
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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.
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.
I can’t vote for either of them.
Interesting....the polling so far doesn’t show that though...is a Giuliani run under the radar...could he be the anti-Romney?
Rudy is a social liberal and supports the murder of gestate babies, as well as all the pet “gay” issues.
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.
As Yogi might say, it’s deja vu ... all over again!
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.
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.
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 !
I would happily vote for Rudy over both Romney and Obama.
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.
Giuliani couldn’t be the antiRomney.
Giuliani could be the antiPalin.
Giuliani and Romney are in the same “establishment republican” category.
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.
Ah, but he can split the Romney / Establishment votes...a conservative challenger can succeed with less votes.
Can someone please post the picture of Rudy in drag?
Please keep posting the important news here. Ignore the adolescents.
I couldn’t vote for Rudy, but I like him better than Romney. At least I know what I’d get from Giuliani.
I thought it was Rodney king.
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.
New Hampshire is tough sledding for conservatives regardless, but it can deflate a rino candidate to eek out a victory there...
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.
I was never banned, and if Sarah doesn’t run, I am prepared to come out of retirement.
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 !
Yep ....but then Im voting for anyone other than Obama
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.
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
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.
Get behind Herman Cain, Sarah Palin or the conservative of your choice and ignore the RINO cat fight.
How did that work out 4 years ago?
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.
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.
My point exactly.
Wouldn’t it be Palin/Rudy? I don’t get any ???/Palin.
We know what we'd get from Romney, too.
I can’t even imagine what he was thinking.
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
GOOD Rudy take down Mittns in NH and Iowa will take down Rudy! 2 down how many to go?!
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.
Howlin, Peach and several others were zotted on that thread, but un-zotted later.
Gingrich was (and is) bigger competition than Mitch.
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.