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  • Bam, Rudy stump for critical Mass.

    01/16/2010 3:28:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 707+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Obama will spend some precious political capital on Massachusetts Senate hopeful Martha Coakley, stumping for the struggling Democratic candidate this weekend as Rudy Giuliani hit the Bay State yesterday to boost Republican Scott Brown. The president's late-game decision -- the White House previously said the president didn't plan to visit Massachusetts -- came at a time when Coakley, the state's attorney general, is locked in a surprisingly tight battle with state Sen. Brown for the seat previously held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in an overwhelmingly blue state. The decision is a huge test of Obama's political clout...
  • The Shot Heard Round the World… Scott Brown & Rudy Campaign in Boston (Video)

    01/15/2010 5:41:50 PM PST · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 2,114+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-15-10 | Jim Hoft
    In 1837 Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the “Concord Hymn” that described the impact of the battle at Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. The words “the shot heard round the world” are meant to emphasize that a critical event happened at this location that triggered something of global importance. “By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled; Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard ’round the world.” This week another shot was heard around the world. Scott Brown and the citizens of Massachusetts let the world...
  • Giuliani On Obama:President Should Be Able To React To Terrorist Attack In Less Than 2 Weeks (Video)

    01/08/2010 9:10:55 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 3 replies · 397+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/8/09 | HAP
    Giulani on Morning Joe blasting Obama's signal that terrorism is not that important and waiting 2 weeks to respond
  • Giuliani Could Have Beaten Kirsten Gillibrand (Polls)

    12/21/2009 5:36:18 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 504+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/21/09 | hap
    NYDailyNews: Giuliani expected to announce tomorrow that he will not run for U.S. Senate in New York, this makes Kirsten Gillibrand much more likely to hold that seat for the Dems (Hillary's old seat, & DP Monyihan).... Here's the last 2 polls from Rasmussen and Quinnipiac
  • Rudy Giuliani Tells Tiger Woods "Hang In There"

    12/17/2009 2:04:39 PM PST · by libh8er · 16 replies · 728+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 12.17.09 | Roy Edroso
    Everyone's beating up on Athlete of the Decade Tiger Woods -- his wife's allegedly divorcing him, Accenture dropped him, his dad and Jessica Simpson are getting dragged into it, etc. But some celebrities are offering Tiger solace and friendly counsel, our former mayor Rudolph Giuliani among them. US magazine gets Giuliani's take on the situation: Giuliani says Tiger is a "nice man... particularly with children. He was extraordinarily generous to my son and my son played golf with him." (Woods' lessons in niceness apparently didn't take with Andrew Giuliani.) "We know he's going to get through it," adds Giuliani (US...
  • Milk Toast Republicanism

    12/13/2009 9:39:05 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | 2009-12-11 | J.J. Jackson
    If anyone had any doubts whatsoever that the Republican Party has lost its way and is no longer a true friend to the core conservative values of individual liberty and limited government, those doubts should be put firmly to rest considering the current debate in Washington over the proposal for socialized health care coming out of the far left. It is no wonder that conservatives, people who actually believe in the Constitution, are upset with Republicans who time and again run out to stand before the cameras and at Tea Parties to proudly proclaim how much they understand us and...
  • Rudybots on FR are:

    02/25/2007 6:08:34 PM PST · by Old_Mil · 1,461 replies · 20,194+ views
  • Rudy Guiliani (unannounced) 53%, Kirsten Gillibrand 40% NY Senate Race

    11/25/2009 11:44:24 AM PST · by jsdjason · 43 replies · 1,509+ views
    Pataki would actually be behind 45-42 if he ran. It's pretty clear to me who should run, and that's Rudy. I'm willing to look past the issues like abortion where he is less than conservative if it means a sure win over Gillibrand. I'm pretty sure Pataki isn't so conservative either, so really there's not much of a choice. Don't they have to announce pretty soon whether they are running? In Texas the deadline to get on the primary ballot is January 4th.
  • Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate; If elected may aim for White House in 2012

    11/19/2009 12:00:55 PM PST · by trumandogz · 212 replies · 4,764+ views
    daily news ^ | 11.19.09 | By Kenneth Lovett and Elizabeth Benjamin In Albany and David Saltonstall In New York Read more: ht
    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News. A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term.
  • 11/19: Giuliani ... Would Be Formidable Candidate for U.S. Senate [Marist Poll: Rudy 54, KGill 40]

    11/19/2009 1:17:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 39 replies · 1,363+ views
    Marist Poll ^ | November 19, 2009 | Marist Poll
    Published reports out today have squelched the long-standing rumors that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will run for governor of New York State. But, what if Giuliani makes a bid for the U.S. Senate? Giuliani leads U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat appointed by Governor David Paterson to fill the vacant seat left by Hillary Clinton. 54% of registered voters statewide would vote for Giuliani compared with 40% who would support Gillibrand. Even one-third of Democrats report they would back the Republican challenger, and Giuliani runs competitively against Gillibrand in overwhelmingly Democratic New York City.
  • BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate

    11/19/2009 12:15:02 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 117 replies · 4,613+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Kenneth Lovett
    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News. A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term. If elected, the source said, he could use that as a stepping stone to run for President in 2012 - rather than run for re-election to the Senate. A Giuliani spokeswoman downplayed the reports. "Rudy has a...
  • Dems, GOP split on NY trials of alleged terrorists

    11/15/2009 4:03:59 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,322+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2009 | Jim Abrams
    Bringing those accused in the Sept. 11 attacks to New York for trial would increase the security threat to the city and give radical Islamists a platform to propagate their ideology, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday. Giuliani's view that the Obama administration is erring in trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others near the site of the World Trade Center was echoed by other Republicans on the Sunday news programs. Democrats defended the decision of Attorney General Eric Holder to try the five in New York where more than 2,000 civilians were killed on Sept. 11. If...
  • Giuliani: 9/11 Trials in NYC will lead to more Terrorism

    11/14/2009 6:01:39 PM PST · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,195+ views ^ | 9/14/2009
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted the Obama administration on Friday for its decision to try five Sept. 11 suspects in New York, saying that such a trial would only encourage terrorists to target the city once again. Earlier Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba would be transported onto U.S. soil to face justice in civilian court. "After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for that attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice," Holder said. "They...
  • Giuliani To Obama: Incompetent And Irresponsible

    11/14/2009 5:08:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 124 replies · 3,907+ views ^ | November 14, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    America's mayor calls it as he sees it. That just about sums it up. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells Neil Cavuto that moving KSM and his other 9-11 buddies to New York for trial is an unnecessary risk and for that reason he does not hold back. Please make special note of Rudy’s facial expression at the beginning of the interview.
  • Giuliani Reacts to Decision to Try Terrorists In NY; Calls It "Dangerous and Irresponsible" - Video

    11/13/2009 3:07:49 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 511+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Rudy Giuliani reacting to the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 co-conspirators in New York. Giuliani called the decision "dangerous and irresponsible" and said "this should be treated as an act of war." Giuliani compared it to "trying the people who attacked us in Pearl Harbor in a Hawaii court, as opposed to dealing with them as warriors who were soldiers at war with us." Giuliani also commented on the Fort Hood terrorist attack, saying, "a week ago we had another Islamic terrorist attack on our soil, and why this administration has trouble...
  • NY-23: Rudy Giuliani Robocalls for Hoffman

    11/01/2009 6:20:27 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 12 replies · 692+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/01/2009 | David Weigel
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. — On a Sunday evening conference call with conservative bloggers — where he was joined by former Dede Scozzafava campaign manager Matt Burns — Rob Ryan, spokesman for NY-23 Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, said that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had recorded a robocall for the campaign. That makes Giuliani one of the small number of Hoffman endorsers to put deeds behind his words, joining former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former New York Gov. George Pataki, who’d appeared in the district, as well as Fred Thompson, who is speaking at the campaign’s last big...
  • Giuliani Endorses Hoffman

    11/01/2009 1:47:19 PM PST · by seton89 · 117 replies · 3,411+ views
    Newzjunky ^ | 11.1.09
    Media Release WATERTOWN, N.Y., November 1, 2009  —  Doug Hoffman the Conservative candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd District today received the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.  Rudy Giuliani said: “On Tuesday, the voters of the North Country have a very clear choice when they cast their vote for Congress. It’s a choice between a tax and spend Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a common sense conservative Republican named Doug Hoffman. “Doug Hoffman has what it takes to be a great Congressman. He’s not a professional politician; he’s a private citizen, and a successful small businessman....
  • Democratic pols accuse Rudy Giuliani of fomenting racial tension while stumping for Bloomberg

    10/19/2009 6:42:31 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 638+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 19th 2009 | Adam Lisberg AND Erin Einhorn
    Democratic pols Monday accused former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of deliberately fomenting racial tension in a coded appeal to get Mayor Bloomberg re-elected. Bronx Democratic chairman and Assemblyman Carl Heastie said Giuliani had used "code words to try and strike fear in the hearts and minds of persons in the Jewish faith." State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) said Giuliani's remarks were "Willie Horton-style" dirty tricks, reminscient of ads used in the 1988 presidential campaign to stir racial fears among white voters about Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. The fury began on Sunday when Giuliani invoked the Holocaust, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and...
  • Rudy Giuliani Stumps For Bloomberg In NYC

    10/18/2009 1:42:53 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies · 854+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | October 18, 2009 | swampsniper
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is back on the trail, this time stumping for his successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The failed Republican presidential candidate is talking up the billionaire mayor Sunday in areas of Brooklyn and Queens where he is still well-liked. ------------------------------------------------ Maybe Rudy will put in a good word for Arlen Specter while he is up on that stump!
  • CA 2010: Giuliani endorses Whitman in Calif governor's race [ewwww]

    10/07/2009 11:07:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 942+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-07
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former New York City mayor and one-time GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is endorsing Meg Whitman's bid for the gubernatorial nomination in California. In a statement released Wednesday by Whitman's campaign, Giuliani says he believes the former eBay chief executive could help re-energize the Republican party's grassroots.
  • President George W. Bush, Zig Ziglar, Mayor Rudy Giuiani in-person at business seminar in Ft Worth.

    10/02/2009 8:58:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,689+ views
    Get Motivated Seminars ^ | October 2, 2009 | Postcard I received today
    All Speakers Live and In Person - All In One Day! President Bush, General Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Robert Schuller, Tamara Lowe, Rick Belluzzo and Rudy Giuliani. Monday, October 26, 2009 Ft. Worth Convention Center Arena · 8:00AM - 4:45PM
  • Romney likely to back Giuliani rival for N.Y. governor (Rick Lazio)

    10/01/2009 8:14:28 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 37 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | October 1, 2009 | Sasha Issenberg
    On Oct. 21, Romney plans to host a New York City fundraiser for Rick Lazio, a former Long Island congressman who announced his candidacy for governor last week. Lazio helped raise money for Romney’s 2008 presidential effort and played Giuliani in one of Romney’s debate-prep sessions during the GOP primaries. “It’s a private fundraiser and it’s not a public endorsement event,” said Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. “But stay tuned.” The former Massachusetts governor is active in helping fellow Republicans as he continues to lay the groundwork for a possible repeat bid for the presidency in 2012. Wednesday night, the 2008...
  • Dissecting Sarah Palin’s 2012 Candidacy (Palin - Giuliani 2012)

    09/28/2009 1:46:16 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 45 replies · 1,436+ views
    As more and more of the country is realizing Obama is a communist and a monumental disaster, dreams of 2010 and 2012 are vivid and nightly. Race for 2008 posted its analysis of each candidate on domestic and foreign policy. I included their analysis on Governor Palin and Mayor Giuliani, since I think they would make a great team. I do not believe he is a RINO, they have similar political styles and they are friends. You can also check-out their analysis on Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, Mike Huckabee, Gary Johnson and Ron Paul.
  • Dissecting Sarah Palin’s 2012 Candidacy (Palin - Giuliani 2012)

    09/28/2009 1:43:16 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 22 replies · 740+ views
    Governor Palin 4 President
    As more and more of the country is realizing Obama is a communist and a monumental disaster, dreams of 2010 and 2012 are vivid and nightly. Race for 2008 posted its analysis of each candidate on domestic and foreign policy. I included their analysis on Governor Palin and Mayor Giuliani, since I think they would make a great team. I do not believe he is a RINO, they have similar political styles and they are friends. You can also check-out their analysis on Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, Mike Huckabee, Gary Johnson and Ron Paul.
  • Romney makes nice with rivals [by praising Giuliani, chillin' with McCain] [epic barf alert]

    09/26/2009 11:20:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,724+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-09-26 | Aaron Blake
    Mitt Romney, the early favorite of many for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, is making nice with his rivals from the last race. The former Massachusetts governor, who was the source of much consternation among his opponents during the GOP presidential primaries last year, has made strides to repair those relationships in recent days. The latest example came Saturday in Romney’s speech to the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan, in which Romney will praise former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) effort to clean up New York and suggest Detroit could use a similar program.“Detroit needs to be...
  • Giuliani returns to Texas for Perry fundraisers

    09/15/2009 1:38:20 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies · 733+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/15/2009 | By PAUL J. WEBER
    SAN ANTONIO — Gov. Rick Perry embarked on a campaign fundraising swing Tuesday with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a longtime friend and Republican ally whose views on social issues are more closely allied with Perry's primary opponent, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Neither Perry or Giuliani, who Perry endorsed for president last year, discussed or even hinted at Perry's Republican primary battle with Hutchison during a news conference on border security at a San Antonio police station. Perry, Giuliani and Hutchison are all like-minded when it comes the border and fiscal policy. But Giuliani stands closer to...
  • Giuliani for 2012? Maybe [*rolls eyes*] [not again] [barf]

    09/02/2009 10:44:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 627+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-09-01 | Jim Meyers
    New York State is abuzz with speculation that former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will run for governor there in 2010. But the "general consensus" among Republicans around the state is that Rudy won't enter the race, New York magazine reports. The chief reason: He has his eye on the White House in 2012.
  • Proper Reply To Gov Palin Attacks = ‘Obama is a Disaster’

    08/31/2009 8:07:13 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 11 replies · 623+ views
    Mike Allen, at the Politico, reported that Governor Palin has received 1,070 invitation since her resignation as the governor of Alaska. Pretty impressive and, of course, the MSM will naturally do its best to ignore this news. This is an important piece of news because the MSM so enjoys attacking Gov Palin at every opportunity. For Example, it was reported that Gov Palin was invited to and will attend the GOP Senate Fundraiser, The Simi Valley Republican Women’s Club and The Change Point Church in Anchorage.
  • Perry calls border wall ‘nonsense’ and other TX politics

    08/29/2009 9:25:55 AM PDT · by deport · 39 replies · 1,574+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 8-28-09 | Jason Embry .. others
    Updated: Perry calls border wall ‘nonsense’ By Jason Embry | Friday, August 28, 2009, 05:28 PM In a speech today to at the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Forum, Gov. Rick Perry said he prefers a “technological barrier” along the Texas-Mexico border instead of a physical border wall. Here’s a 43 second clip....Update: Perry spokesman Mark Miner said Perry is “for a fence in strategic areas, but he believes you need to use technology and other innovative resources to protect the border. He doesn’t believe you need to build a fence from one end of Texas to...
  • Giuliani, Seeing Opening, Mulls a Governor Bid

    08/25/2009 12:06:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,025+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 25, 2009 | DANNY HAKIM
    ALBANY — Nineteen months after ending his disastrous run for the presidency, Rudolph W. Giuliani is clearing a path for a possible race for governor in 2010, believing public anger at an ineffectual Albany and unease over the economy could create ideal conditions for a Republican to reclaim the governor’s mansion. Mr. Giuliani has told associates that he will decide on a candidacy within 30 to 60 days, as he weighs whether he can be elected statewide and what impact another campaign would have on his business interests. He is already laying the groundwork. On Friday he traveled to Long...

    08/22/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,191+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    By FREDRIC U. DICKER, STATE EDITOR ALBANY -- Gov. Paterson gets more grim political news today, as another statewide poll shows Attorney General Andrew Cuomo trouncing him by 4 to 1 in a hypothetical primary match next year. Democrats, by nearly 2 to 1, said that New York's accidental governor doesn't deserve to be elected on his own...
  • Giuliani coy on gubernatorial race

    08/20/2009 10:09:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 819+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | August 19, 2009 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Confetti rains down Tuesday on Rudy Giuliani as he walks on stage at a motivational program in HSBC Arena. Giuliani later met with state Republican leaders.Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani may be ready to discuss leadership with far more than the 15,000 people who packed HSBC Arena on Tuesday for a motivational conference.In fact, area Republican leaders who met with him following the event say he appears more than interested in discussing leadership in a campaign to become governor of 19 million New Yorkers.“He certainly didn’t commit to anything, but he was also gauging our...
  • WE HEAR . . . (Giuliani Won't Run for Mayor; Might Run for Governor)

    08/12/2009 3:28:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 638+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/12/09
    THAT Rudy Giuliani ruled out running for mayor again, but wouldn't rule out a race for governor, while he was being inter viewed
  • Giuliani: GOP lacks leader who can attack Obama's policies

    08/02/2009 12:25:47 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,570+ views
    CNN ^ | Wed July 29, 2009
    Republicans should focus on President Obama's "left-wing" policies and not get sidetracked by "false" issues such as the validity of his birth certificate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Wednesday. Giuliani lamented the lack of a strong Republican leader who could direct the party's attention to what he called "the most left-wing agenda ... since Roosevelt." "We don't have a real leader of the party right now because we don't have a president, we don't have presidential candidates," Giuliani said. "So everybody gets to speak their minds." Giuliani, an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008,...
  • What's Bad for Paterson Is Bad for Giuliani

    07/31/2009 6:51:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 710+ views
    NY OBserver ^ | July 30, 2009 | Steve Kornacki
    Apparently, Rudy Giuliani was attempting self-deprecation when he said at a business breakfast Thursday morning that “the only way I could get elected governor is the way I got elected mayor—things have to be so bad.” But his observation is basically accurate, and it’s one that’s applicable not just in New York but across the country: When one party is clearly in the minority, its only realistic path to victory requires the dominant party to screw up royally. We’ve seen this many times in many different contexts. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was once considered such an extreme right-winger that he’d...
  • Video : Rudy Giuliani to Obama: 'Shut Up'

    07/31/2009 8:56:46 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 1,391+ views
    Politico ^ | July 31, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Rudy Giuliani, who has returned as a leading Republican spokesman, condemns Obama's health care plan on Hannity, and offers, in response to the president's hope that the Gates arrest would be a "teachable moment," this: "He's actually right. It is teachable. Here's the lesson: Shut up."
  • (Video) The Perfect Ticket: Palin - Giuliani For 2012?

    07/30/2009 10:28:34 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 66 replies · 1,411+ views
    The perfect fiscal conservative ticket? It may be the only GOP ticket that could with NY, FL and NY. Rudy Giuliani says Governor Palin is an exciting political figure and her abilities as very good Governor demonstrate she has the experience to be president. Øbama, on the other hand, has preformed much, much worse then ever expect. Rudy also discusses Øbama "Birth Certificate" but incorrectly claims he has seen it as the only document that has been release is a forged "Certificate of live Birth."
  • Romney, Huckabee and Palin are GOP Favorites for 2012 [Giuliani is still around, too] [sick]

    07/29/2009 7:24:59 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 137 replies · 1,960+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-07-28
    Three Republicans are bunched within five points of each when potential GOP presidential candidates are matched up for 2012 with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney barely on top, according to a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll conducted July 21-22. The margin of error for the part of the survey dealing only with Republican voters is 6 points. Romney leads with 22 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 21 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 17 percent. Former New York City mayor (we're dealing with a lot of "formers" here) Rudi Giuliani polls 13 percent, former House...
  • Obama Opens Door for a Rudy Run?

    07/25/2009 4:26:20 PM PDT · by yongin · 191 replies · 9,037+ views
    Poltics Daily ^ | July 25, 2009 | Matt Lewis
    A few months ago, most people assumed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's political future was unpromising, to put it nicely. Sure, he might run for governor of New York if Governor Patterson ran for re-election, but his national ship had sailed. After all, if the economy was the big issue, who better to nominate in 2012 than former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney -- who, at Bane Capital, excelled at turning around struggling businesses? Despite getting off to a fast start in the 2008 Republican Primary campaign, Giuliani had faded fast, a victim of poor political strategy and social views...
  • Giuliani Would Be Strong Contender for Governor

    07/18/2009 10:54:03 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 07/17/09 | CQ Politics
    Former New York City Mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani could make a race out of the 2010 governor's contest, if early polling is any indication. A Rasmussen poll of likely voters conducted July 14 showed that not only is Giuliani leading unpopular Democratic incumbent David A. Paterson by more than 20 percentage points, but he's also within single digits of highly popular Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. In a hypothetical match-up, Cuomo, a Democrat, leads Giuliani 48 percent to 41 percent with 6 percent supporting another candidate and 6 percent unsure.
  • Chris Christie says Sarah Palin won't stump for him, but Rudy Giuliani will

    07/09/2009 9:47:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 2,034+ views ^ | Thursday July 09, 2009 | by Claire Heininger/Statehouse Bureau
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie today said he will not invite former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to campaign for him in New Jersey. Christie said he hopes to welcome former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- who campaigned with him during the GOP primary -- back to the Garden State this fall, but he believes the race is about him, not high-profile national Republicans. "This is about New Jersey issues and New Jersey, and I don't think having Governor Palin here would do me, or frankly the state, a whole lot of good in the sense that we need to...
  • Sarah Palin Called GOP Leaders Before Quitting (Impossible! There are no GOP Leaders)

    07/06/2009 1:48:49 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 62 replies · 2,500+ views
    abc ^ | 7/6/2009 | JUSTIN ROOD
    In the weeks before Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her resignation, she spoke privately with a range of prominent Republican officials – including former Vice President Dick Cheney and former mayor Rudolph Giuliani. It's not clear, from records or interviews, who may have been courting who, and none of the men have made comments suggesting Palin hinted at any future plans. But the calls underscore Palin's position among prominent Republicans. This May, documents indicate, Palin called former Vice President Dick Cheney; former New York City mayor and GOP presidential primary contender Rudolph Giuliani; and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who is...
  • Putting New York Back Together

    06/30/2009 8:37:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 708+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2009 | RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
    NEW YORK STATE government is not working. This has been true for some time. But the paralysis and confusion that has overtaken the capital demonstrates the need to confront this dysfunction directly and take decisive steps to solve it once and for all. That’s why I’m calling on Albany to convene a state constitutional convention. This is not a partisan criticism. There is enough blame for all to share. Recently, though, the situation in our state has gone from bad to worse. There are more New Yorkers unemployed than at any time in 33 years, and the poverty rate is...
  • Letterman re-addresses Palin: 'I had no idea [Willow] was there' (apologize to Palin family)

    06/16/2009 12:04:40 AM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies · 851+ views
    David Letterman re-addressed the controversy surrounding his jokes about Sarah Palin's family during the taping of CBS' "Late Show" on Monday. Letterman said he had no idea Palin was at the Yankees game with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow, when he joked about her getting "knocked up" by player Alex Rodriguez last week. "I had, honestly, no idea that the 14-year-old girl, I had no idea that anybody was at the ball game except the governor, and I was told at the time she was there with Rudy Giuliani," Letterman said (direct video link). "It’s not your fault that it was...
  • Governor Palin Takes Over New York White House Bid Begins

    06/08/2009 3:58:58 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 45 replies · 1,879+ views
  • One Country, One Party (Kids say the darnd'est things)

    06/02/2009 9:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 871+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | June 2, 2009 | Jan Zilinsky
    Where has the political opposition gone? Ever since its early division between Federalists and anti-Federalists, the United States has prided itself on possessing a two-party system. Lately, however, this model has begun to seem outdated—while the Democrats enjoy their new place in office, a serious challenge from the GOP is nowhere to be found. A piece in The Economist captured the current vacuum best, reporting that the Republican party is “about as popular as celibacy among 18-30-year-olds.” Perhaps we should take a minute to pull out our magnifying glasses and try to find the party that governed not so long...
  • Rudy Giuliani Stands Up To Crazed Attacker On Hamptons Stroll

    05/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 3,578+ views ^ | May 23, 2009 | TAYLOR VECSEY and GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    Rudy and Judi Giuliani were accosted today in the Hamptons by an angry man who threatened to "punch out" the former mayor, witnesses told The Post. Patrons sitting outside The Golden Pear bakery in downtown Bridgehampton around 2 p.m. said a "slim, well-dressed man in his fifties" came charging out of nowhere and began screaming at the happy couple as they left a nearby art fair. "I'm gonna punch your lights out," the wacko repeatedly yelled at Giuliani, witnesses said. Rudy and Judi appeared startled and then agitated by the man's aggressive behavior. At one point the man started jabbing...

    05/20/2009 11:15:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,544+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    Chris Collins NEW YORK Republicans are eyeing a dynamic but little- known upstate businessman and elected official to run for governor next year if Rudy Giuliani declines, The Post has learned. GOP leaders say Erie County Executive Chris Collins, a wealthy, charismatic, conservative-oriented entrepreneur and government reformer is interested. Collins, who won a surprising landslide victory in the heavily Democratic county in 2007, would make a great candidate, they say. "He recently came to see me, and I came away sure he was interested in running for governor," former US Sen. Alfonse D'Amato told The Post. "I think he'd be...
  • Don't you want to be just like McCain?

    05/15/2009 8:58:23 AM PDT · by victoryrepublicans · 5 replies · 465+ views ^ | 5-15-09 | William Warren
    Just Like McCain
  • Poll: Paterson Hovers, Giuliani Advances (Rudy closing in on Andrew Cuomo 47-41%)

    05/14/2009 9:36:28 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 12 replies · 591+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 13, 2009 | NY Daily News
    snip The bad news: The governor hasn't managed to improve his standing, in spite of all his efforts to do so. He's hovering at an historic low of 61-28 (compared to 60-28 in an April Q poll) among all voters, including 49-37 among African-American voters - the base he and his supporters have been focused on rallying of late. White voters disapprove of Paterson 66-24 and Hispanics, 47-43. By contrast, AG Andrew Cuomo's approval rating remains high (68-12) across the board, and is downright stratospheric among blacks (78-8). Even Republicans like him (55-22). Cuomo continues to blow Paterson away in...