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Giuliani met with McCain as former mayor mulls 2012 bid (Rudy praises McCain for respecting Obama)
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-02 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 06/02/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he met in recent weeks with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as Giuliani mulls a second run for president.

Giuliani said on conservative talker Sean Hannity's radio show that he'd met recently with McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, and come away with the conclusion that it'd be better to focus on primary states if he were to run again.

Giuliani's campaign is widely seen to have stumbled because of his focus on the Republican primary in Florida, at the expense of earlier, traditional contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. By the time Florida arrived on the calendar, McCain had leapfrogged Giuliani, the early frontrunner in 2008, and virtually sealed the nomination.

The 2008 campaign was essentially "national" and ignored the contours and demands of the earlier primaries, Giuliani said. If he runs again, he's said he'll focus mostly on winning New Hampshire.

The former mayor was in the Granite State on Thursday for a state GOP fundraiser. He took a shot at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) during that trip, likening the health reforms Romney sought as governor to President Obama's.

Giuliani said he respected McCain's campaign, including for his refusal to run too negative of a campaign, despite conservatives' clamoring for more direct shots at Obama.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 0; 0bama; 2012gopprimary; bho44; giuliani; mcbama; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantipalin; mclame; mcqueeg; rinos; rinos4obama; rudy4obama; rudymcromney
  
1 posted on 06/02/2011 5:02:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I remember the very amusing cartoon that used to accompany threads like this.

http://www.shelleytherepublican.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/240x400_rino.gif


2 posted on 06/02/2011 5:04:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: rabscuttle385

No body cares who McAmnesty meets with. Another liberal— Gulianni wants another whippin. He needs to get OUT OF OUR PARTY!!


3 posted on 06/02/2011 5:05:59 PM PDT by delbertt (Toilets)
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To: rabscuttle385
Giuliani's campaign . . . (2008) focus on . . . Florida, at the expense of earlier, traditional contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina . . . If he runs again, he's said he'll focus mostly on winning New Hampshire.

There is good advice here for Sarah Palin: once she starts a campaign tour, she needs to visit Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Oh, wait, she's already got that scheduled. I hope she also has plans for a follow up ground campaign too, a serious one. She doesn't just have to beat Romney and then Obama. She has to beat the entire ruling elite establishment of both parties that is getting rich off the bloated federal government. Fortunately, she has what it takes to do that if her supporters will put in time and money in proportion to their enthusiasm.

4 posted on 06/02/2011 5:09:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is what is wrong with the GOP today.

They are still standing, waiting at the bus stop at the corner of leftist & liberal, but the voters have taken the right town route.

The 2010 shakeout continues...


5 posted on 06/02/2011 5:09:07 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Clintonfatigued

OUT of TOUCH with Americans!


6 posted on 06/02/2011 5:10:43 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Clintonfatigued

All you retreads — GO AWAY!


7 posted on 06/02/2011 5:12:01 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I heard the interview. Rudy did NOT praise McCain for respecting Obama. He just said that that’s who McCain is.

I have no doubt that Rudy would go after Obama relentlessly in the unlikely event that he were nominated.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:12:33 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why do these fools want to continue running?

No really, what is the actual reason they want to run?


9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:13:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

Giuligoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Time is short. Why don’t McCain and Giuliani get hitched and live out the few years they have left kissing each other’s posterior in private, instead of in public.

As for respecting Obama, even I respect the office. The man deserves no respect whatsoever. He is damaging our nation. What part of that does Giuliani not grasp?


11 posted on 06/02/2011 5:15:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Conservatism: Come up with a better political belief system, and I'll adopt it as my own.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Giuliani said he respected McCain's campaign, including for his refusal to run too negative of a campaign, despite conservatives' clamoring for more direct shots at Obama.

In a word: L-O-S-E-R.
12 posted on 06/02/2011 5:18:21 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Come on Rudy, out with the real conversation.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 5:20:13 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

None of this changes the fact that Ruina Giussolini is a greasy fag loving, gun grabbing, has been who stated that illegal aliens were an asset to New York.


14 posted on 06/02/2011 5:25:45 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: rabscuttle385

Run, Rudy, run!! (as far, far away as you can get).


15 posted on 06/02/2011 5:28:52 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: delbertt

Well, goody-goody for him.

I don’t respect anyone that don’t return the favor.

Obama is on the bottom of the totem pole for any respect.
Don’t care who he is. My stomach turns just hearing his voice
and I damn well don’t watch him at any time.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 5:42:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I have no doubt that Rudy would go after Obama relentlessly in the unlikely event that he were nominated.

Agreed. During two morning cable news shows that I recently viewed, he eviscerated obama with some blunt, scorching language.

17 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:15 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: rabscuttle385

RINOs never learn.


18 posted on 06/02/2011 5:49:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: freekitty

“.....what is the actual reason they want to run?”

Matching funds. They can live high on the hog for a year
on someone else’s dime.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:31:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Palin / West in 2012 or West / Palin. Either combination will serve America well.)
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To: rabscuttle385

A punch bowl with two floating turds in it.

LLS


20 posted on 06/02/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Retired Greyhound; rabscuttle385

>>> I heard the interview. Rudy did NOT praise McCain for respecting Obama. He just said that that’s who McCain is.

You expected honesty on a rabscuttle article? Get real.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 10:48:22 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Clemenza

You’re right. Rudy has too many liabilities, and I have too many disagreements with him ideologically.

But as someone who lived in New York both before and after Rudy, I can tell you that he was a very competent and effective mayor.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 9:13:50 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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