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Rudy's Running (To take out Romney?)
Weakless Standard ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Bill Kristol

Posted on 06/08/2011 5:01:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

I'm told by two reliable sources that Rudy Giuliani intends to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. He may throw his hat in the ring soon.

Rudy's theory of the race: In the fall of 2007, he decided he couldn't compete with both Mitt Romney and John McCain in New Hampshire, and disastrously decided to try to pull back there and pitch his tent in Florida. This year, he'll commit everything to New Hampshire, where he thinks he has a good shot at beating Romney—whom he criticized there earlier this week. He then thinks he can beat whichever more socially conservative candidate(s) is left by winning what are still likely to be winner-take-all primaries in big states like California, New York, and New Jersey.

Rudy's message: I'm tough enough to put our fiscal house in order and to protect us from enemies abroad. The U.S. in 2012 is in bad shape—like New York in 1993.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; benedictromney; nevertrustromney; palin; poorsportromney; rinoromney; rinorudy; romney; rudy; rudy4palin; rudy4romney; sarahpalin; shamelessromney; spoilerromney
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I believe that Rudy may be a stalking horse, it may sound strange but his comments over the past few months seem to be that he despises Romney and really respect......ahem* Palin. Who knows!
1 posted on 06/08/2011 5:01:15 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
He then thinks he can beat whichever more socially conservative candidate(s) is left by winning what are still likely to be winner-take-all primaries in big states like California, New York, and New Jersey.

Those winner-take-all primaries remain Damoclean swords over the heads of conservative candidates.

2 posted on 06/08/2011 5:03:52 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Bigtigermike

I like Rudy.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 5:05:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bigtigermike

Rudy will play the “Huckster” role on the RINO side in 2012 to take out Romney.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 5:08:02 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Bigtigermike

I would pick Rudy over Romney in a heartbeat.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: dirtboy

Rudy has said repeatedly that he would only get in if Sarah does....Rudy has defended Palin repeatedly, even in front of the ‘View ladies’ very passionately....hmmmm!


6 posted on 06/08/2011 5:08:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Seems I remember that Rudy said if Palin jumps in he will get in to take her out. He is not a fan.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 5:08:46 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: GoCards

Rudy’s reward for taking out Romney in NH for Sarah is AG?


8 posted on 06/08/2011 5:10:27 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Sacajaweau
If Rudy takes out Romney: Me and Rudy, Macy's Window, Noon, Friday after Thanksgiving.

Did you catch Romney's ringing endorsement of Global Warming? I hope Rudy doesn't believe in crap science, too! Both of them are too Left for the finals, IMHBOWO. But if Rudy ain't gonna be the quarterback, the least he can do is throw a block! Like to see him in Janet's job.

9 posted on 06/08/2011 5:10:30 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. Bit too early to start shooting.)
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To: Bigtigermike
This lisping, effeminate leftist should keep in mind that being a politician from New York is no longer an asset -- in fact, it's a huge liability. There was a window of time back in 2001-2003 when Giuliani would have been a credible "war on terror" (whatever the hell that means) candidate, but not anymore.

Giuliani is not a serious candidate for a nation whose single biggest issue is that it is financially and morally bankrupt.

10 posted on 06/08/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Bigtigermike

Rudy’s Great RINO Hunt of ‘11 !!!!!


11 posted on 06/08/2011 5:11:49 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (If you are a Patriotic Conservative Christian Capitalist, please Visit my Profile)
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To: Bigtigermike

So now FR is a Rooty site. You folks are nuts with your stalking horse crap. Just last week, Trump was.
Get a life.

Palin hasn’t even entered the race.


12 posted on 06/08/2011 5:12:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Bigtigermike

Rudy may be likable but he is still a NYC gun banner.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 5:13:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: Bigtigermike
Romney's working real hard to take himself out.

Rudy had a pretty lousy showing last time to be stepping up to submarine Sarah...just sayin'.

ROMNEY BBALL
14 posted on 06/08/2011 5:13:20 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Alberta's Child

No, we all love Rooty now. He is a stalking horse. LOL

Good grief, the insanity keeps escalating.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 5:14:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Sacajaweau
I like Rudy.

So do I, but I wonder if his time has passed. Maybe not, who knows? I don't think he's any "stalking horse", though. He's got just as big an ego as any of the other candidates and he thinks he can win.

16 posted on 06/08/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: indylindy

Please Palin hater! get real! jealous woman


17 posted on 06/08/2011 5:17:45 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

That old drag queen again? C’mon Rudy, give it rest.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 5:17:54 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Please Palin hater! get real! jealous woman

Now you've done it, prepare for the wrath of indylindy!

19 posted on 06/08/2011 5:19:31 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Bigtigermike

They are running to keep the gravy train flowing and to destroy America.


20 posted on 06/08/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: indylindy
I can assure you that FR will never be a Rooty site. There was a pretty large purge of long-time regulars here back in 2008 when his candidacy exposed a serious rift in the GOP.

I'm sure it's only a matter of time before William Kristol or some other "neo-conservative" jack@ss comes out and starts pushing an unbeatable GOP ticket of Rudy Giuliani and Joe Lieberman for 2012. LOL.

21 posted on 06/08/2011 5:26:16 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Sacajaweau
I like Rudy.

Let the bull$hit begin with the road to the White house and may the best woman win!

22 posted on 06/08/2011 5:27:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sacajaweau

I like Rudy too, but his angry son, shoplifting daughter and three marriages won’t sit well in a national election.


23 posted on 06/08/2011 5:27:02 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Surely Rudy knows he has no chance after 2008, and I do think he felt screwed by the Mittster. Whether he felt screwed enough to help Palin, who is pretty far on the other side of most issues than he is, is debatable. But I’d welcome him in the NH race if he weakens Mitt.


24 posted on 06/08/2011 5:28:14 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Bigtigermike

No thank you


25 posted on 06/08/2011 5:29:00 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Siena Dreaming
I've got no use for either one. But if you held a gun to my head, I'd pick Romney over Rooty because he at least has a religion and can control his schlong.

Either would be a vast improvement over ObaMao. But so would the oak tree in my front yard.

26 posted on 06/08/2011 5:29:27 PM 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: indylindy
I gotta give credit to a former Freeper named "George W. Bush" (yes, that was his screen name), who posted this classic gem back in 2006 when Giuliani was being pushed as a great presidential candidate:

"He is, at best, the solution to problems the rest of us don't have."

27 posted on 06/08/2011 5:30:00 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Sacajaweau
I like Rudy

Don't say that too loud, too often or too strongly around here or you won't make your ten-year anniversary. But he certainly is a more acceptable RINO, if there is such a thing, than Romney who has changed his stripes more often than the cat in Alice's tree. I can see Rudy and Sarah getting along -- they both have courage and have been tested in ways that most of us would fail.

28 posted on 06/08/2011 5:32:03 PM PDT by CedarDave (I agree with Obama's immigration comments in El Paso: We do need moats filled with alligators)
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To: indylindy

No it is not! Rudy and Romney can have their cat fight elsewhere! There will be no campaign for abortionist liberals on FR!


29 posted on 06/08/2011 5:34:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Bigtigermike
I believe that Rudy may be a stalking horse, it may sound strange but his comments over the past few months seem to be that he despises Romney and really respect......ahem* Palin. Who knows!

I doubt Rudy or anyone else would get in the race just to weaken another candidate, but seriously, do we really want to play these games?

Rudy is really not much of a conservative. Economics, foreign policy, defense, he is probably fine. Unfortunately, his liberalism/libertarianism on social issues is a terrible weakness. We need a candidate that can unite economic and social conservatives. Alienate social conservatives and we will not win in 2012. Giuliani is simply not an acceptable candidate.

30 posted on 06/08/2011 5:37:16 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: CaptainK

Unfortunately, I thin the “short, bald, lisping Italian-American New Yorker with glasses” thing would have rendered him completely unelectable even if he were totally solid on all the issues.


31 posted on 06/08/2011 5:37:17 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Sacajaweau
I like Rudy.

What do you like best about him:

His pro-homosexual agenda support or his anti 2nd Amendment stance?

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32 posted on 06/08/2011 5:40:33 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: indylindy
Palin hasn’t even entered the race.

Which does not mean she will not run. Romney is talking himself out of the party core, and Sarah doesn't have to pay one cent to do it.

33 posted on 06/08/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: CaptainK
I like Rudy too, but his angry son, shoplifting daughter and three marriages won’t sit well in a national election.

Do you like his pro-abortion viewpoints?

34 posted on 06/08/2011 5:44:07 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Bigtigermike; mojitojoe; Al B.
Follow Lame Cherry once and a while....lol.
"Just as a note in this, this blog fully intends to push, push, shove, shove, and do whatever else is necessary that when Sarah Palin is President, that Rudy Giuliani and Mark Levin are going to be at the head of Justice to conduct Grand Juries to sort out, root out, and indict all these Obama terrorists, including Barack Hussein Obama."
35 posted on 06/08/2011 5:46:39 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

meh, dope.


36 posted on 06/08/2011 5:47:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Jim Robinson
Let's see - pro-abortion to the point of getting an award from NARAL.

Anti-gun to the point of addressing a Brady rally.

Pro-AGW.

Authoritarian control freak.

Pro-gay.

What could possibly go wrong? /Sarcasm with a capital 'S'.

37 posted on 06/08/2011 5:48:15 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: onyx

Don’t even get me started on Rudy pimping Bernie Kerik to Bush for Homeland Security.


38 posted on 06/08/2011 5:49:53 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Longbow1969

But an establishment Rino would have a great shot at VP.

Rudy and Mitt remember Reagan had to have his Bush Sr.


39 posted on 06/08/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Jim Robinson

That is good to hear. I was starting to worry. Rooty is no asset to anybody. We went through all of that before.

He won’t gain any traction this time either.


40 posted on 06/08/2011 5:52:48 PM PDT by dforest
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Rudy and Mitt remember Reagan had to have his Bush Sr.

You mean the George H.W. "No new taxes" Bush?? Please, spare us.

41 posted on 06/08/2011 5:53:36 PM PDT by CedarDave (I agree with Obama's immigration comments in El Paso: We do need moats filled with alligators)
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To: dirtboy

California, New York, and New Jersey- three states that wouldn’t vote for the Republican if Obama was filmed burning the Capitol building down and urinating on the ashes.


42 posted on 06/08/2011 5:55:58 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Bigtigermike

split the RINO vote


43 posted on 06/08/2011 5:57:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dirtboy

You’re telling me! Guiliani nearly killed-off Bush with that NYC good-ole-boy nomination.

I’m all for Guiliani and Romney dueling to their political deaths! Let ‘em go for one another’s RINO records.


44 posted on 06/08/2011 5:57:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rudy is as liberal as Mittens. On top of that he is a criminal who only escaped trial because his crimes didn’t come to light until after the statutes of limitations ran out.


45 posted on 06/08/2011 5:58:22 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: CedarDave

“Party unity” demands a balanced ticket.


46 posted on 06/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith
But an establishment Rino would have a great shot at VP.

Perhaps, but not a pro-abortion RINO/moderate. Rudy has no path to the nomination and would be a largely useless VP choice. Rudy would alienate social conservatives too much to even consider him. We aren't going to win NY putting him on the ticket, so what does he bring?

47 posted on 06/08/2011 6:01:56 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: CedarDave
A more acceptable RINO is he?

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48 posted on 06/08/2011 6:02:33 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: onyx

Whatever your opinion may be about Rudy on social and gun issues, his pimping Kerik shows horribly bad judgement that singed Bush. Bush trusted Rudy. And Rudy shafted Bush for that trust. We shouldn’t trust Rudy either after that.


49 posted on 06/08/2011 6:03:29 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: He Rides A White Horse

I don’t want Romney or Rooty. In fact, so far I haven’t been impressed by all of them.

All I can say it is really good Obama is so bad. Otherwise we would be toast.

People are suffering in this country, they need to know that when they replace Obama they are electing someone that has a plan, other than just getting elected. If any GOP nominee wins it will be a tough ride.Whoever wins will immediateluy get the blame for the horrible mess created by the marxist. The derision will be even worse than Bush had....so they best have a plan in mind and be ready to make people believe it. Then they will have to implement it asap.

It really is that bad. I spent my evening actually witnessing the pain people are feeling. It ain’t pretty.


50 posted on 06/08/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT by dforest
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