Skip to comments.Giuliani Tops List of U.S. Presidential Hopefuls
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, LLCa consulting firm.
In an Oct. 5 speech to business leaders, Giuliani opened the door for a possible White House bid, saying, "I think Ill return to politics."
Do you want (the following persons) to run for president in 2008, or not?
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
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.
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.
I hope i never have to vote for McCain but i will certainly vote for him if it keeps Hillary from getting elected.
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.
None of the above.
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.
You're having an argument with things I didn't say now. And it's inaccurate.
Good day though :~\
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.
>>>>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.
>>>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.
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.
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.
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.
And here I thought I was engaging in political debate with an adult. Little did I know you're just a numskull.
We need a person (man or woman) of impeccable moral character to lead this nation. Guilliani hasn't got it.
I read your post way too quickly. I should have realized you were joking. Please forgive!!
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.
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.
Pardon me if i'm not thrilled at the idea of a pro-gay, anti-gun, anti-life candidate being the republican standard bearer.
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.