Skip to comments.GOP big pushes Giuliani for vice prez (MEGA BARF ALERT)
Posted on 08/28/2011 8:35:50 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
One of New York's best-known Republicans is calling on pres idential hopeful Rick Perry to choose Rudy Giuliani as his running mate for next year's election.
Former state GOP Chairman William Powers, a longtime Giuliani friend and a key player in his first mayoral election in 1993, told The Post that such a move by Perry could deliver key swing states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Republicans.
"He'd be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick," said Powers, who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush's top political adviser.
"A Perry-Giuliani ticket would absolutely defeat the Obama-Biden ticket and would have a big impact in New Jersey, in Pennsylvania, in Ohio, in Rhode Island and Connecticut, all places where Rudy is absolutely admired," Powers said.
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Will Rudy wear a dress to the inaugural? Will Hannity shill for him non-stop for the next year? Giuliani, its over. Retire on your millions and STFU and leave governing to real conservatives.
watch carefully folks, that’s what this election is about for the pubie party.
karl rove, dana pe-rino, the bush minions and their wa wa d.c. establishment toadies
will push to keep palin, bachmann, perry, west, cain et al
out of the election.
Short of asking Dick Cheney to do another stint as Vice President, Giuliani would be a good choice if you're looking for a kick-ass-and-take-names kind of VP that would give our enemies pause -- just as Cheney did. A good VP can make a difference in a war situation.
“who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush’s top political adviser.”
Texas RINOs maybe.
GOP doesn’t want any filthy conservatives getting in the way.
Agreed Guiliani is not a bad choice he has no fear and kicks butt in speeches and debates. He will be vp so he won’t affect social policy which is why he’s not liked here but fiscally Rudy is sound.
Is it just me or is that a picture of Perry shilling for Rudy?
Yeah. Lying for Rudy.
The man is a walking, talking set of talking points.
Did you know Giuliani would pick conservative judges? ROFL...
Must be true. Perry said so.
8 years of those two and the official language of our country will be Spanish.
Guiliani is a non starter. Obama got Bin Laden. Making this election a security issue is meaningless.
Only one we should be looking at for a VP is Rubio.
But he showed great leadership skills and great personal courage on 9/11. While Bush was essentially in hiding (and maybe rightly so) Giuliani was out on the front lines that day.
And Giuliani knows who the real enemy is. When he was DA, he was fierce in his attacks on the mafia. I would assume he'd do the same against radical islam, both at home and abroad. And it's the “home” part that's been ignored thus far.
So Giuliani is not a top favorite of mine. He has many weaknesses. But I will give credit where credit is due.
Giuliani’s time is past.
He was an excellent mayor of NYC. He fixed the crime problem, and his left wing tendencies on social questions didn’t much matter since NYC couldn’t have been further to the left anyway.
He COULD have run for governor last time against Andrew Cuomo, and he might even have beaten him. There, again, not a perfect governor, but far better than Cuomo. But he didn’t.
I think that was his last chance. He is now history.
Global warming or “climate change” (AKA: the weather), is nothing more than a fear mongering scam to bilk people out their money.
Why shouldn't RINO Rick want Rudy as his running mate, he endorsed this freak for POTUS.
That depends. In the absence of a major terrorist attack here, perhaps in the style of Beslan, you're probably correct. But if there is a major attack, all bets are off.
Short of any major missteps between now and next summer, I can't imagine anyone else getting the nod.
Just great...(I can see the argument now!) Forget all the Tea-Party stood for you must vote for them or else you want another 4 years of Obama. I don’t want to hear a word of compalint from the Perry supporters IF he becomes President and SELLS out on Immigration!
Giuliani should be head of Homeland Security, Darrell Issa as Attorney General, and Ron Paul as Chairman of the Fed.
So we can have an even bigger police state than we already have?
Thanks - but NO thanks!
An anti-Second Amendment liberal as head of Homeland Security? No thanks.
Bush’s re-election in 2004 was about security. 2012 will be about the economy. Hussein Obama has to run on his piss poor economic record in 2012. As long as we don’t run a pathetic candidate like Bob Dole or John “Captain Queeg” McCain, we have a good shot at winning in 2012. I agree: Giuliani is a joke and a complete non-starter.
I agree. However, all Obama has to run on is catching Osama. Guiliani offers nothing to the ticket. NY’ers will still overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
Now Rubio on the other hand.....
Giuliani is very kick-ass-and-take-names, and that is simply an indisputable fact. I would posit that that is a great quality in a Sec’y. of Defense. It could be because I don’t know as much about the Dep’t. of Defense as I should. For now, I think Giuliani would be a fabulous Sec. Def..