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Giuliani Tops List of U.S. Presidential Hopefuls
angus-reid.com ^ | Oct 24 05 | angus-reid

Posted on 10/24/2005 10:50:30 AM PDT by churchillbuff

Many adults in the United States believe Republican Rudy Giuliani should launch a White House bid, according to a poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. 54 per cent of respondents would like the former New York City major to run for president in 2008.

Republican Arizona senator John McCain is second on the list of prospective candidates with 52 per cent, followed by Democratic New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48 per cent, and former North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee John Edwards with 47 per cent.

Less than 40 per cent of respondents support bids by Massachusetts senator and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, and U.S. state secretary Condoleezza Rice.

Giuliani garnered national and international attention in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The former New York City mayor currently heads Giuliani Partners, LLC—a consulting firm.

In an Oct. 5 speech to business leaders, Giuliani opened the door for a possible White House bid, saying, "I think I’ll return to politics."

Polling Data

Do you want (the following persons) to run for president in 2008, or not?

Yes No

Rudy Giuliani (R) 54% 40%

John McCain (D) 52% 40%

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 48% 49%

John Edwards (D) 47% 44%

John Kerry (D) 39% 57%

Condoleezza Rice (R) 37% 57%

Source: Marist College Institute for Public Opinion / WNBC


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008polls; giuliani; giuliani2008; prezpoll; rinoforprez
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To: texgal

FDR and Ike both had their peccadillos ... did that disqualify either in your eyes? BJ Clinton deserves scorn and worse, not because of dubious sexual escapades, but because of the wantonly irresponsible transfer of sensitive technology to the PRC in exchange for campaign contributions. IMHO, BJ Clinton should be regarded as the Benedict Arnold of the Twentieth Century.


151 posted on 10/24/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT by sono (I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early. L Berra)
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To: Reagan Man
I doubt Rudi can win the GOP nomination. Even if he did, he wouldn't get my vote or the votes of a majority of conservatives.

The last two elections should have told you that the next R president will come from a big state. Rudy will carry NY, FL and probably CA with a large crossover of anti-Dean dems. With those, he doesn't need much support. Without any rising star in the R side, just about any big name D will win in 2008. Rudy is one of the few who could win.

152 posted on 10/24/2005 1:45:11 PM PDT by AmusedBystander
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To: curtisgardner

I hope i never have to vote for McCain but i will certainly vote for him if it keeps Hillary from getting elected.



While I will never vote for either of them.


153 posted on 10/24/2005 2:03:35 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (How about them Seahawks!??!)
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To: Reagan Man

Every time Rudi's on with Hannity, Sean asks him, any chance of you beconing a pro-lifer? And every time Rudi says, no. If he came out and said I'm a pro-lifer, I'd have to call him a liar.



Thank you. Excellent point.


154 posted on 10/24/2005 2:05:17 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (How about them Seahawks!??!)
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To: Protagoras

None of the above.



There's my vote.


155 posted on 10/24/2005 2:12:49 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (How about them Seahawks!??!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I am not a Republican....I am a conservative. If you wish for a republican to win at all costs you might as well push for Lincoln Chaffee for national office.


156 posted on 10/24/2005 2:13:56 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" R. A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

You're having an argument with things I didn't say now. And it's inaccurate.

Good day though :~\


157 posted on 10/24/2005 2:17:44 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: pa mom; JohnnyZ

Pa mom: "I personally do not know one person, democrat or republican, that wants to see Roe overturned."

JohnnyZ: "You need better friends. I know hundreds personally."

You guys, what, go around asking people this question? I suspect I know plenty who want it overturned, but I've never asked.

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158 posted on 10/24/2005 2:27:10 PM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

>>>>Rudy will repackage himself as a social and fiscal conservative and run for President. If asked why he suddenly became pro-life after years of being pro-abortion, he'll explain that as mayor of NYC, his views were more suited to the people he represented.

I've seen guys do that before, and I won't vote for it. They never mean it, and they never back up the hot air with action after being elected. John Kerry putting on the hunting togs to shoot a goose comes to mind. Pure BS.

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159 posted on 10/24/2005 2:30:35 PM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: curtisgardner

>>>So you and all the rest of the hard liners can abstain and Hillary's minions will get her elected while you sit around because the Republican candidate doesnt represent everything you stand for. There are more issues than abortion and gay marriage.

There are very few, if any, issues where I agree with Rudy, actually. For many of us the only reason we are Republicans in the first place are issues like abortion and gay marriage. You forget that, you think that all social conservatives also agree with you on the other "republican" issues. They don't. For me, I also disagree with him on the right to keep and bear arms - where he is a clear anti, in addition to the other things you mentioned, and I hardly consider him a fiscal conservative, though he could at least pretend to run as such.

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160 posted on 10/24/2005 2:34:29 PM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: pa mom
I personally do not know one person, democrat or republican, that wants to see Roe overturned.

You must live in a cave.

I know hundreds and hundreds of Democrats who want Roe overturned. And with the exception of a few mentally ill people, all Republicans want it overturned.

Normal people do not condone murder.

161 posted on 10/24/2005 3:06:23 PM PDT by Protagoras (Price is the best tool for the allocation of resources)
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To: patent
You guys, what, go around asking people this question?

Um, I talk to people about abortion and how it's evil? That's what happens when you go to church and Republican stuff and have good friends.

162 posted on 10/24/2005 5:06:50 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("She was appointed by a conservative. That ought to have been enough for us." -- NotBrilliant)
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To: pa mom
"But Condi is pro-choice; wasn't there a whole thread about that some months back?"

I have to be honest ... as far as I know she is. So are all the others. I don't like that aspect of her ... maybe she's changed her mind. On other issues she's fine. I wish I could say otherwise since I am anti-choice.
163 posted on 10/24/2005 5:41:52 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Reagan Man
The line I just drew. The line that separates pro-lifers from pro-choicers.

Yeah, some line. Was it drawn in white crayon?

No Republican has the balls to propose a constitutional amendment to ban abortions.

Until a Pubbie does, then it's illogical to not support a center-right GOP candidate in 2008.

No, I'm not talking about a "moderate" or the usual squishy Pubbie with cooked linguini that doubles as the spinal cord. Guiliani will continue the fight against terrorist scum. With pressure from the base, he'll curb spending and at least keep his views on abortion quiet and just remark that it should go back to the states (as it should).

But keep wrapping yourself up in myopic reasoning and feel good as Queen Hillary is announced President-elect.

164 posted on 10/24/2005 6:53:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
>>>>Yeah, some line. Was it drawn in white crayon?

And here I thought I was engaging in political debate with an adult. Little did I know you're just a numskull.

165 posted on 10/24/2005 7:13:39 PM PDT by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: Bar-Face

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001350839


166 posted on 10/25/2005 12:54:52 AM PDT by Gipper08 (Mike Pence in 2008)
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To: sono
All I'm saying is that character counts. If a man or a woman will betray what is supposed to be their most sacred vow to the people they are supposed to love the most, how hard will it be to betray your own country. I don't believe that FDR or Eisenhower were great presidents though I know there are those here who will argue with that.

We need a person (man or woman) of impeccable moral character to lead this nation. Guilliani hasn't got it.

167 posted on 10/25/2005 5:49:41 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: areafiftyone

I read your post way too quickly. I should have realized you were joking. Please forgive!!


168 posted on 10/25/2005 6:08:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL I looked back at my post and I realized I didn't put a sarcasm tag on. I personally think we need someone real tough like Giuliani. Actually Guiliani is drawing huge sold out crowds in South Carolina and all the southern states. I don't see any people avoiding him like he has the plague like they do here on Free Republic. All I know is if we put in a mealy mouthed Republican Senator to run we are in for a big loss in 2008.


169 posted on 10/25/2005 6:22:35 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Gipper08
Quoting for the story:
"Pence said bloggers would likely have to be considered on a "blog-by-blog" basis."

What do you think? Will they next say that NEWSPAPERS will likely have to be considered on a "story-by-story" basis."
or maybe Radio & TV newscast will likely have to be considered on a "story-by-story" basis."

Sorry, but ANY government control or definition of news is censorship and will lead to their control of the all news.
The only one that should control the news I read, watch or listen to is me. Not some Government official. This eliminates Pence from any consideration for my vote.
170 posted on 10/25/2005 7:15:40 AM PDT by Bar-Face (The Embassy helicopter is warming up.)
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To: areafiftyone
All I know is if we put in a mealy mouthed Republican Senator to run we are in for a big loss in 2008.

If you get the liberal Giuliani, what difference will it make? Oh yeah, I remember now, you get a liberal who's a Republican instead of a liberal who's a Democrat.

171 posted on 10/25/2005 7:38:41 AM PDT by Protagoras (Price is the best tool for the allocation of resources)
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Pardon me if i'm not thrilled at the idea of a pro-gay, anti-gun, anti-life candidate being the republican standard bearer.


172 posted on 10/25/2005 7:40:18 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: areafiftyone

I like Guiliani too. That's primarily because I lived in Manhattan during Lindsay, Beame, Koch, Dinkie and Guiliani. I saw how a city could go from bad to worse to wonderful. Unfortunately, under Bloomberg, I see it heading down the tubes again (homeless, drug addicts, panhandlers - can squeegees be far behind?) But no decent person is allowed to smoke!

Of course, I still think NYC is the greatest city on earth.


173 posted on 10/25/2005 11:44:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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