Skip to comments.Rudy's Running (To take out Romney?)
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 Romneywhom 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 shapelike New York in 1993.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
Those winner-take-all primaries remain Damoclean swords over the heads of conservative candidates.
I like Rudy.
Rudy will play the “Huckster” role on the RINO side in 2012 to take out Romney.
I would pick Rudy over Romney in a heartbeat.
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!
Seems I remember that Rudy said if Palin jumps in he will get in to take her out. He is not a fan.
Rudy’s reward for taking out Romney in NH for Sarah is AG?
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.
Giuliani is not a serious candidate for a nation whose single biggest issue is that it is financially and morally bankrupt.
Rudy’s Great RINO Hunt of ‘11 !!!!!
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.
Rudy may be likable but he is still a NYC gun banner.
No, we all love Rooty now. He is a stalking horse. LOL
Good grief, the insanity keeps escalating.
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.
Please Palin hater! get real! jealous woman
That old drag queen again? C’mon Rudy, give it rest.
Now you've done it, prepare for the wrath of indylindy!
They are running to keep the gravy train flowing and to destroy America.
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.
Let the bull$hit begin with the road to the White house and may the best woman win!
I like Rudy too, but his angry son, shoplifting daughter and three marriages won’t sit well in a national election.
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.
No thank you
Either would be a vast improvement over ObaMao. But so would the oak tree in my front yard.
"He is, at best, the solution to problems the rest of us don't have."
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.
No it is not! Rudy and Romney can have their cat fight elsewhere! There will be no campaign for abortionist liberals on FR!
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.
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.
What do you like best about him:
His pro-homosexual agenda support or his anti 2nd Amendment stance?
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.
Do you like his pro-abortion viewpoints?
Anti-gun to the point of addressing a Brady rally.
Authoritarian control freak.
What could possibly go wrong? /Sarcasm with a capital 'S'.
Don’t even get me started on Rudy pimping Bernie Kerik to Bush for Homeland Security.
But an establishment Rino would have a great shot at VP.
Rudy and Mitt remember Reagan had to have his Bush Sr.
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.
You mean the George H.W. "No new taxes" Bush?? Please, spare us.
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.
split the RINO vote
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.
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.
“Party unity” demands a balanced ticket.
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?
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.
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.
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