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DNC Dean Says Giuliani's 'Personal Life Is A Serious Problem'
Drudge Report ^ | April 27, 2007

Posted on 04/27/2007 8:16:19 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Democratic party chairman Howard Dean said on Thursday that Rudy Giuliani "personal life is a serious problem."

Dean sent the warning on CNN's SITUATION ROOM with host Wolf Blitzer.

Chariman Dean said the former New York City Mayor "has a lot of character issues that he has to answer for. And overwhelmingly, Americans are going to vote on honesty and integrity.... We've begun to reach out to evangelical Christians, and that's a real problem for him. His personal life is a serious problem for him."

BLITZER: Well, describe those character issues...

DEAN: No, I'm not going to get into that stuff. I don't like attacking people on their personal lives, but I can assure you that in the Republican primary, given what went on in the 2000 Republican primary in South Carolina between George Bush and John McCain, those attacks will be made in the Republican Party.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dean; dnc; elections; giuliani; stoprudy2008
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1 posted on 04/27/2007 8:16:22 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

This from the man who would drop to his knees to give Clinton a lewinsky.


2 posted on 04/27/2007 8:17:49 AM PDT by pissant
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To: West Coast Conservative

ANd McGreevey and Clinton’s (either) lives aren’t?........


3 posted on 04/27/2007 8:17:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: West Coast Conservative

More proof that NOTHING counts against you unless you are a Republican.


4 posted on 04/27/2007 8:18:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The ‘rat War Room’ is in high gear.


5 posted on 04/27/2007 8:21:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: West Coast Conservative

Can the hypocrisy of the left wing hate filled traitors reach a limit? Or is it limitless?


6 posted on 04/27/2007 8:22:25 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I thought that anything do in private was private, or was the rule from ‘92 to ‘00 when WJC was in charge?


7 posted on 04/27/2007 8:22:37 AM PDT by pikachu (Breakfast is the most important beer of the day!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
They best be VERRRRRY careful of the ground on which they tread. Ya got a druggy on one side and a member of the hoover club on the other.....
8 posted on 04/27/2007 8:23:04 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: West Coast Conservative

How would the world perceive POTUS-in-a-Prom-Dress?

Surely, we can do better.


9 posted on 04/27/2007 8:24:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: West Coast Conservative

NOW Howard Brush Dean III, child of privilege, Birkenstock doc, and beneficiary of some $3.8 million in trust funds, equities and financial instruments, thinks that somebody might be vulnerable on the personal morality issue. He lives in the apparent “genteel poverty” of a country doctor persona. This, then, makes him a “man of the people”, and as such, gives him a patina of being a populist.

Oh, no, no moral turpitude stench around him, Howie is just cuffing moonbat NUTS.


10 posted on 04/27/2007 8:25:32 AM PDT by alloysteel (For those who cannot turn back time, there is always the option of re-writing history.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well, Dean’s right. Guiliani does have huge personal issues and it’s the reason why I’ll not vote for him in the primaries. What he fails to realize though, is that I’ll happily vote for him over any Democrat in the general election. I suspect that a lot of other conservative Republicans will do the same. Dean suspects that Guiliani will get the nomination. If he does, he will definitely take a lot of Democrat votes from the Dem candidate; personal issues won’t matter to them. He’s beginning now to appeal to conservative Christians to sit out the 2008 election. Some may, but I don’t think enough will to overturn the number of Dem votes Guiliani will take.


11 posted on 04/27/2007 8:26:02 AM PDT by twigs
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To: West Coast Conservative
"has a lot of character issues that he has to answer for. And overwhelmingly, Americans are going to vote on honesty and integrity..

Talking to a liberal relative during the Clinton admin., she stated "Character didn't matter".

I'll bet she uses 'character' to diss Guliani though.

Libs flip-flop depending on their wanted outcome, a given.

12 posted on 04/27/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He’s got a lot of gall to talk, Considering he screams like a maniac.


13 posted on 04/27/2007 8:28:05 AM PDT by desherwood7
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Dean is very pragmatic ....

He knows that RG puts a lot of Dem states in play and they count on some of our more myopic Republican brothers and sisters to destroy RG so they won’t have to face him in the general election ... they may well succeed.

List below does not include NJ and Michigan - normal Dem automatic where RG has substantial lead on Hillary. Their worst nightmare is California which is game, set and match if the Dems lose it. If they lose California, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Hillary to win.

Poll: Giuliani Beats Dems in Swing States
CBN News
April 26, 2007

CBNNews.com — A new poll shows former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani beating top Democrat presidential contenders in three key swing states.

The survey by Quinnipiac University shows Giuliani with a sound lead over Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Those states have been pivotal in presidential elections since 1964.

That poll comes as Democrats are taking aim at Giuliani for arguing that America could face a major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected president.

“I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani told a crowd at the Rockingham County Lincoln Day Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-September 11 attitude of defense,” he added.

Obama accused Giuliani of using “the politics of fear.”

And Hillary Clinton said protecting America is a “solemn responsibility,” regardless of party affiliation.


14 posted on 04/27/2007 8:31:17 AM PDT by fredalan
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is ridiculous considering the source. I don’t want Rooty as our candidate, but this guy.. he can stay out of it for the time and worry about his own party.

We are minding our own, and doing quite well.


15 posted on 04/27/2007 8:34:08 AM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well Dean is a jerk but he’s probably not too far off base suggesting the personal attacks are going to get much worse as the campaign progresses. I’m just wondering how Rudy is going to respond to these attacks, he seems like the type to fly off the handle. Maybe Dean is on to something here, he’s the type to lose his cool too, and it takes one to know one. Rudy is probably safe in the primaries where his fellow republicans aren’t likely to stoop to that level of personal attack, but all bets are off in the presidential election. I doubt most of the electorate is aware of the various skeletons in Rudy’s closets, we had better see how this flies now before we give him the nomination or we may be in for an unpleasant surprise once voters find out later on.


16 posted on 04/27/2007 8:35:39 AM PDT by yuta250
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To: West Coast Conservative

His liberalism is a bigger problem but Dean will never admit to that one.


17 posted on 04/27/2007 8:39:34 AM PDT by conserv8ive1 (Rudy and the Bots...blasting off to oblivion.)
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To: desherwood7

He didn’t talk. He said he would not get into it. He will let the Republicans get into it which they will DEFINITELY! I can’t wait for him to stumble and try to explain himself.


18 posted on 04/27/2007 8:42:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well if that is the standard he advoctaes, he can take Hillary off the ballot right now.

Dean must be slipping if he wants family life to be the benchmark for a candidacy. He better check, I think his Monica is showing.


19 posted on 04/27/2007 8:42:53 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Isn't Dean's wife an abortionist? And doesn't he live on the proceeds of the business of killing babies?

Not worth listening to this foul POS.

20 posted on 04/27/2007 8:43:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: West Coast Conservative

Dean is practicing the “politics of personal destruction”.


21 posted on 04/27/2007 8:43:59 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: West Coast Conservative

You tell ‘em, Howard. Tell ‘em in Massachussets, Tell ‘em in California. Tell ‘em in New York. Tell ‘em everywhere. Republicans have nor morals.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa!


22 posted on 04/27/2007 8:44:51 AM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The spokesman for a party whose last President was BJ Clinton has no credibility on this issue whatsoever.

It is amusing that Screamin’ Dean is so worried about the Republican Primary. Clearly the man is trying to fan the flames of discontent within the Republican voting bloc. Thanks for playing, Dean, but we are perfectly capable of deciding this issue without your help.

All of us on the Republican side are united in thinking that you are a major-league Clymer and worthy of Cheney’s remark to Leaky Leahy in the Senate. You go worry about how much electoral appeal a Hillary - Obama ticket will have in Red States and we’ll be ready to kick your butt come November 2008.


23 posted on 04/27/2007 8:47:01 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"We've begun to reach out to evangelical Christians, and that's a real problem for
him."

OMG, and this isn't a problem for the Democrats.  LOL 

24 posted on 04/27/2007 8:51:37 AM PDT by scratcher
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To: West Coast Conservative
No, I'm not going to get into that stuff. I don't like attacking people on their personal lives

Dean has serious issues when it comes to molesting children, but I am not going to get into that stuff. I don't like attacking people on their personal lives.

25 posted on 04/27/2007 8:54:27 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

I’m not saying that goats are ‘at risk’ around Howard Dean, I’m not going to get into that stuff. I don’t like attacking people on their personal lives.


26 posted on 04/27/2007 9:02:48 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: West Coast Conservative

The dims are gunning for Rudy, they know he will beat them like a drum.


27 posted on 04/27/2007 9:04:29 AM PDT by tkathy
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To: West Coast Conservative

When you are in seat 32B, the plane is bouncing in all directions, and many of the passengers are air-sick, you better hope that the PILOT is about to make the best landing of his career. It matters NOT that he is sarcastic to his wife, mean to his kids, angry at his dog, or even that he has a mistress in seven of the cities he flies to. What YOU personally need is the BEST pilot in history. The same holds for the man/woman standing over you, about to put scalpel to your heart.
Franklin Roosevelt had a “girlfriend”
Jack Kennedy slept with whoever was handy.
Harry Truman was a failed business man product of a
corrupt political machine
Abe Lincoln battled depression and had a problem wife.
Yet, most people regard these men as among the greatest presidents. How would they survive a campaign in today’s climate? They probably wouldn’t.
The pilot, the surgeon, the President, even the guy who fixed the brakes on your car literally holds your life and existence in his hands. Now tell me, what is important to you?


28 posted on 04/27/2007 9:08:26 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Howard Dean is such a dumbass. He just telegraphed to America that he is not confident at all that any Democrat can beat Rudy Giuliani, and also that the DNC has an explicit strategy to suppress the evangelical vote in 2008.


29 posted on 04/27/2007 9:25:37 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Thanks anyway, Nancy, but we already have a Commander-in-Chief!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It’s a fact. No matter who says it.


30 posted on 04/27/2007 9:29:48 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: pissant

Most who are still breathing around here agree with Dean.


31 posted on 04/27/2007 9:35:49 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: West Coast Conservative

“Democratic party chairman Howard Dean said on Thursday that Rudy Giuliani “personal life is a serious problem.”

Only to the extent that Bill Clintons’ was. Then again, Bill never dressed in drag that I know of.


32 posted on 04/27/2007 9:36:06 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tagline under construction)
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To: Grunthor

Not that we know of, but Clinton was a rapist.


33 posted on 04/27/2007 9:38:28 AM PDT by scratcher
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To: dc-zoo

While his personal life has been a mess, that is not why I oppose Rudy. It’s his lifelong promotion of certain aspects of liberalism.

But anyone who defends Clinton, Barney Fag, Fat Bastard Kennedy, etc, has no standing to even comment on Rudy’s personal life.


34 posted on 04/27/2007 9:38:55 AM PDT by pissant
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To: West Coast Conservative

The abortionist speaketh.


35 posted on 04/27/2007 9:39:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: West Coast Conservative

I absolutely refuse to be lectured on honesty or character by any Democrat.


36 posted on 04/27/2007 9:40:04 AM PDT by mngalt (In a sane world the answer to energy shortages would be more electricity and oil.)
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To: pissant
"But anyone who defends Clinton, Barney Fag, Fat Bastard Kennedy, etc, has no standing to even comment on Rudy’s personal life."

Amen! 

37 posted on 04/27/2007 9:40:55 AM PDT by scratcher
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To: pissant
This from the man who would drop to his knees to give Clinton a lewinsky.

Yeah but give Dean and the Rats credit.

Democrats aren't going to give Rudy any favors. Notice that Rudy is being criticized by conservatives and not one Dem is lifting a finger to help Rudy. In fact, they're going to pile on and triangulate here, and Rudy will have no support whatsoever, not even from so-called moderates and independents, who are just going to vote for the Rat anyway.

Rudy's goose is cooked. He should drop out of the race and angle for a cabinet position.

38 posted on 04/27/2007 9:41:46 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

“...the DNC has an explicit strategy to suppress the evangelical vote in 2008.”

If Rudy gets the nod, the dims won’t have to work very hard at that.


39 posted on 04/27/2007 9:42:43 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tagline under construction)
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To: scratcher

“but Clinton was a rapist.”

True.


40 posted on 04/27/2007 9:44:14 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tagline under construction)
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To: tkathy
The dims are gunning for Rudy, they know he will beat them like a drum.

Wrong, they know that Rudy has no support on the right so they're going to triangulate and play with him like a yo-yo.

You guys really need to understand that when it comes to playing politics, Democrats are the masters at it.

41 posted on 04/27/2007 9:44:36 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh I know. I can undercut Rudy and tell Howie to STFU at teh same time. Multi-tasking, you know.


42 posted on 04/27/2007 9:49:45 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Dean must have been reading your posts the past couple of months.


43 posted on 04/27/2007 9:50:06 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: West Coast Conservative

The DNC is afraid of Rudy. If he runs against Clinton, he’ll beat her in the Northeast and California, which are their strongholds. If she loses the Northeast, and Calif., she certainly won’t win the South and Midwest.
So, they’re starting now to trying to destroy him. It’s the Clinton machine in action. This is only the beginning.


44 posted on 04/27/2007 9:50:34 AM PDT by Yankereb
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To: dc-zoo

Good. then maybe he and the DNC will start complaining about gun grabbing, the gay agenda, and illegal aliens.


45 posted on 04/27/2007 9:52:46 AM PDT by pissant
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To: West Coast Conservative

Giuliani’s ideas are a serious problem. I don’t give a darn about his girlfriends.


46 posted on 04/27/2007 9:53:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: jveritas
Can the hypocrisy of the left wing hate filled traitors reach a limit? Or is it limitless?

Well, the GOP will be hypocritical, too, if it nominates a philanderer after condemning Clinton for being a philanderer.

47 posted on 04/27/2007 10:00:11 AM PDT by freedomdefender
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To: mngalt
I absolutely refuse to be lectured on honesty or character by any Democrat.

Me too, but even a stopped clock ... . Dean is right about Rudy. If Dean says the sun rises in the East, that doesn't mean the sun really rises in the West. And if Dean says that Rudy's personal life shows poor character, that doesn't make not it not true.

48 posted on 04/27/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender

Who is the Philanderer that the GOP is naming for President?


49 posted on 04/27/2007 10:04:15 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Much as I hate to agree with Dean on anything, but Guiliani does seem to have the personal morals of an alley cat.


50 posted on 04/27/2007 10:04:30 AM PDT by kevkrom
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