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  • The Perry-Giuliani Alliance

    08/13/2011 11:48:31 PM PDT · by SUSSA · 70 replies
    Race42012 ^ | Anthony Dalke
    The two men are good friends, and Perry was the only Republican governor in the country to endorse Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. Payback could benefit Perry on a number of fronts – most notably fundraising – and would likely strengthen his status as a top-tier candidate if he decides to run.First and most importantly, Giuliani has deep connections in the New York City Republican money world. (snip) Perry has never had to raise money under federal contribution limits — $2,500 for the primary and $2,500 for the general election is all any single donor can give — and would...
  • Giuliani to GOP: 'Get the Heck Out of People's Bedrooms'

    07/17/2011 1:39:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 75 replies ^ | July 17, 2011
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is still weighing a presidential bid, said Sunday that the Republican Party should stop focusing on gay marriage and "get the heck out of people's bedrooms." Giuliani, who personally supports civil unions but not same-sex marriage, said that he was against the recent vote in New York to legalize gay marriage in the state. But while he called that decision "wrong," he described it as a "democratic vote" and urged Republicans to move on. "I think that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but I think that the Republican Party...
  • Giuliani leaving ‘door open’ to White House run

    04/26/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/26/2011 | Ben Birnbaum
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told The Washington Times on Tuesday that he is keeping “the door open” to a 2012 presidential bid, saying he might jump into the race if he believes the other candidates are unelectable. Mr. Giuliani is slated to speak next month in New Hampshire, where he finished fourth among 2008 Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation primaries. “I’m going to go to New Hampshire to speak to a law enforcement group, so that’s really the main purpose of the speech, but I keep in contact with people in New Hampshire and try to...
  • What's Wrong With Rudy Giuliani? Just About Everything. (A List To keep Track Of)

    02/23/2007 8:20:14 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 41 replies · 1,351+ views
    Rudy's own words and History. ^ | 2-23-07 | TitansAFC
  • Rudy Abandons Hypocrisy, Clarifies the Abortion Issue for Pro-life Voters

    05/18/2007 5:59:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 962+ views ^ | 5/18/07 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    For years Rudy Giuliani tried to finesse his position on abortion with pro-life Republican voters. In order to disguise his support for so-called abortion rights, the former New York mayor professed to hate abortion. “I’m against abortion,” Giuliani declared in a recent campaign appearance in South Carolina. “I hate it. I wish there never was abortion, and I would counsel a woman to have an adoption instead of an abortion.” Hoping to parse the issue in such a way that would neutralize (or confuse) pro-life Republican voters in the presidential primaries, Giuliani repeatedly professed his personal loathing for abortion while...
  • Rudy Giuliani Will Confront Abortion in Iowa Campaign Swing This Week

    08/06/2007 4:28:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 606+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/6/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Des Moines, IA ( -- As he campaigns ahead of a critical statewide straw poll this week, pro-abortion ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to confront the issue of abortion. The emphasis on overcoming objections pro-life Republican voters have about his pro-abortion position comes as one poll shows few GOPers know he backs abortion. Though Giuliani and John McCain are skipping the Ames straw poll this week, he is still working hard to try to persuade Iowa voters to support him."It will have whatever impact it has, but it's not going to stop us from competing in the...
  • Giuliani: Illegal Immigration Isn't Illegal

    09/08/2007 1:19:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 144+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 9/7/07 | Bob Ellis
    Glenn Beck's website has an inconsistent interview with Rudy Giulianion illegal immigration. First, Guiliani says illegal immigration isn't illegal. GLENN: Right. But isn't illegal immigration a crime in and of itself? GIULIANI: No. Then Guiliani says it shouldn't be illegal: GLENN: Should it be? GIULIANI: Should it be? No, it shouldn't be because the government wouldn't be able to prosecute it. We couldn't prosecute 12 million people. We have only 2 million people in jail right now for all the crimes that are committed in the country, 2.5 million. If you were to make it a crime, you would...
  • Rudy Giuliani's daughter arrested for shoplifting

    08/04/2010 1:48:07 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2010 | LARRY CELONA
    Rudy Giuliani’s daughter Caroline was busted for shoplifting today at an Upper East Side beauty and skin care shop, police sources said. The 20-year-old was arrested at a Sephora store near the E. 86th Street home she shares with her mother, Donna Hanover, the television personality and former city first lady, before her bitter split from the tough-on-crime mayor. Caroline, the youngest of the former mayor’s two children, was taken to Manhattan’s 19th Precinct stationhouse for processing. She is a student at Harvard University. Caroline allegedly stole makeup from Sephora's E. 86th Street and Lexington Avenue store around 2 p.m.,...
  • Kerik Is Sentenced in Corruption Case (Four years)

    02/18/2010 2:18:54 PM PST · by kcvl · 20 replies · 704+ views
    Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Under the terms of a plea agreement reached in November on the eve of his trial, the prosecution and the defense recommended that Judge Stephen C. Robinson sentence Mr. Kerik to 27 to 33 months in prison. But the judge departed from the sentencing recommendations, giving Mr. Kerik a longer sentence. “I think it’s fair to say that with great power...
  • Feds pursuing more lawyers, campaign violation links in Rothstein Ponzi case (Rudy McRomney alert)

    12/20/2009 6:34:49 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 652+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-12-20
    Federal investigators are scrutinizing the records of Scott Rothstein's former employees -- who gave about $2.2 million to political candidates -- for potential campaign finance and other violations. BY JAY WEAVER, AMY SHERMAN, & MARC CAPUTO Lawyer Steven Lippman and his homemaker wife, Marcy, hadn't donated much to politicians before 2006 -- just $500 to former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat. But their generosity exploded after Lippman joined Scott Rothstein's law firm in Fort Lauderdale. Over the next four years, the Plantation couple contributed about $247,000 to Gov. Charlie Crist's campaign for the U.S. Senate, the McCain-Palin presidential...
  • RNC fills two key posts [with McCainiac/Romneybot, Ghouliani RINOs]

    05/08/2009 3:25:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,108+ views
    (CNN) — The Republican National Committee Thursday named two veterans of the 2008 presidential campaign to serve in the key posts of press secretary and research director.
  • A note on rebranding and remaking the GOP into Democrat Lite so we can WIN, BABY!!

    05/05/2009 1:36:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 101 replies · 2,367+ views
    Inspired by Mitt Romney's new mission to rebrand and remake the GOP into HIS image | May 5, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>So, you say you want to win elections? No problem. Just be more like the Democrats.</p> <p>1) Quit talking about abortion. Go along with the flow. A woman's body is hers to control. If a growing baby is in the way, who cares? Kill him!</p>
  • Unlike Romney's "National Council for a New America," Free Republic is a conservative site!

    05/03/2009 12:32:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,448 replies · 35,299+ views
    I'm going to try one more time to explain what FR is all about. Free Republic is a conservative site. That does not necessarily mean it is a Republican site. In fact there may be many Republicans we don't support and some Republican issues we cannot agree with. I'll throw in Arlen Specter as a prime example of a Republican we cannot support. Should be obvious to all why not. Should also be just as obvious to all that we cannot support Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, John McCain and his lap dog Lindsay Graham, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, et al....
  • NEW SLAP AT POL'S PERV SON (Rudy's gay appointee jailed for kiddie porn, city theft)

    02/11/2009 4:30:14 AM PST · by Liz · 9 replies · 1,098+ views
    NY POST ^ | 2/11/09 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Russell Harding....... son of former Liberal Party boss ----a key ally of ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani---tried to keep his sick internet fantasies about sex with children under wraps but a judge ruled they were never placed under seal. Harding served 63-months for downloading kiddie porn and stealing $400,000 from the city as Giuliani's Housing Development Corp appointee. Harding's blog, accused the government of violating rules of criminal procedure.
  • The Rudy Giuliani Truth File (in his own words---quotes, speeches, transcripts, clips, reports)

    09/07/2008 4:26:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 58 replies · 988+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC ^ | 04/25/2007 | Thread created by Jim Robinson
    4/25/07 Jim Robinson thread Free Republic This is the start of a series of threads that will be used to expose the truth about Rudy Giuliani in his own words and deeds. Please post all of the quotes, speeches, interview transcripts, video clips, photos, newspaper/magazine articles, reports, records, statistics regarding: ---NYC budgets, NYC spending, political appointments, gun grabs, connections to the gun control lobby, lawsuits against gun manufacturers, ---the truth about crime reduction in NYC, ---private property grabs, asset forfeitures, abuses of office, individual rights trampling, constitution trampling, ---violations of public trust, violations of the rule of law, national security...

    07/23/2008 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies · 218+ views
    NY POST ^ | 7/23/08 | By FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and MAGGIE HABERMAN in NY
    Matthew Mahoney, $30,000-a-month executive director of the Senate Republican Campaign Commmittee and one-time head of Giuliani's presidential field operations was relieved of overall responsibility for the NY Senate's GOP campaign and told to concentrate on fund-raising and administrative chores....(rather than pushing the ex-mayor for governor). The demotion was also tied to Giuliani's failure to deliver on pledges to raise substantial amounts of cash for Republican efforts to hold the Senate. Giuliani was supposed to announce the creation of a fund-raising committee to collect cash for the Senate GOP, which some believe is designed to bolster the ex-mayor should he run...
  • Giuliani drops out of GOP race, backs McCain

    01/30/2008 3:25:49 PM PST · by Smogger · 135 replies · 288+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 30th, 2008 | AP
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the Republican presidential campaign on Wednesday and endorsed Sen. John McCain for the nomination. Giuliani made the announcement at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library a day after suffering a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary. With McCain at his side, Giuliani said the nation needed "someone who can be trusted in times of crisis." "Obviously I thought I was that person," the former New York mayor said. "The voters made another choice." He noted that he and McCain had managed to compete without running negative ads against each other and said,...
  • SOURCES: Giuliani Expected To Endorse McCain, As Early As Wednesday - In Los Angeles Or Simi Valley

    01/29/2008 6:05:55 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies · 169+ views
    Time ^ | 1/29/2008 | Mark Halperin
    Now that the Sunshine has set, two old friends come to an understanding. DEveloping......
  • Giuliani's businesses grab tax breaks, wage subsidies (meant for poverty-level earners)

    01/26/2008 5:31:04 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 290+ views
    PRESS RELEASE ^ | April 1, 2005 | GOOD JOBS NEW YORK
    April 1, 2005 Good Jobs New York Releases List of Wage Tax Credits Recipients That Include Giuliani Partners, Ernst & Young, Fox News and News America Contact: Stephanie Greenwood, Good Jobs New York Bettina Damiani, Good Jobs New York Companies Certified Prior to the June 2004 Sunset of a Little Known and Badly Misused Tax Break Are Back in the Money Unpublicized Rider to Empire Zones “Reform” Legislation Allows Firms Certified for Zone Equivalent Area or ZEA Wage Tax Credits Prior to June 2004 to Receive Up to Five (5) Years of Benefits Despite Program’s Expiration April 1, 2005 –...
  • Goodbye Rudy, Tuesday (Giuliani a goner--tawdry personal life a turnoff)

    01/25/2008 5:08:53 PM PST · by Liz · 103 replies · 410+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 23, 2008 | Timothy Egan
    For 50 days, Giuliani had the Sunshine State nearly to himself........he’s sucked up to Miami's Cuban vote, pandered in Cape Canaveral about the space program, tried to scare retirees in South Florida. There he is riding in a fire truck in a Miami parade, trailed by angry firefighters who blame him for multiple failures when NY was the Panhandle, he's the consummate Yankees fan trying to look down-home on the Redneck Riviera. Yet, the more they see of Giuliani, the more his poll numbers tank...... Rudy’s campaign is in meltdown. Amazing how much voters bring up his tawdry personal...
  • The Long Run; In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price

    01/25/2008 5:38:13 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies · 153+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 22, 2008 | MICHAEL POWELL and RUSS BUETTNER
    Rudy Giuliani's toughness edged toward ruthlessness and became a defining aspect of his mayoralty. NYC spent at least $7M settling civil rights lawsuits and paying retaliatory damages during the Giuliani years. After unidentified city workers complained of pressure to hand contracts to Giuliani-favored organizations, investigators examined not the charges but the leakers' identity. “There were constant loyalty tests: ‘Will you shoot your brother?’ ” said Marilyn Gelber, environmental commissioner under Mr. Giuliani. “People were marked for destruction for disloyal jokes.” Giuliani paid careful attention to the art of political payback. When former Mayors Koch and Dinkins spoke publicly of Mr....
  • Rudy Now Trails in NY, NJ, CT, and FL (Also Continues Tanking in National Polls)

    01/22/2008 8:48:14 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 165 replies · 162+ views
    Various ^ | 1-22-08 | Various
    Latest Polls: Today, January 22nd (Some start back from the 17th) NY (Rasmussen): McCain: 26% Rudy911: 20% Romney: 13% Huckabee: 11% NY (Zogby): McCain: 24% Rudy911: 21% Romney: 14% Huckabee: 7% NY (Sienna): McCain: 36% Rudy911: 24% Romney: 10% Huckabee: 7% NY (WNBC/Marist): McCain: 34% Rudy911: 19% Romney: 19% Huckabee: 15% NY (Quinnipiac): McCain: 30% Rudy911: 30% Romney: 9% Huckabee: 8% New Jersey (Rasmussen): McCain: 29% Rudy911: 27% Romney: 10% Huckabee: 10% New Jersey (Monmouth/Gannett): McCain: 29% Rudy911: 25% Romney: 9% Huckabee: 11% Connecticut (Rasmussen): McCain: 39% Rudy911: 16% Romney: 11% Florida (Rasmussen): Romney: 25% McCain: 10% Rudy911: 19% Huckabee:...
  • In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price (Rudy Hits Low and Hard)

    01/22/2008 6:05:07 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 86 replies · 168+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 22, 2008 | MICHAEL POWELL and RUSS BUETTNER
    Rudolph W. Giuliani likens himself to a boxer who never takes a punch without swinging back. As mayor, he made the vengeful roundhouse an instrument of government, clipping anyone who crossed him. In August 1997, James Schillaci, a rough-hewn chauffeur from the Bronx, dialed Mayor Giuliani’s radio program on WABC-AM to complain about a red-light sting run by the police near the Bronx Zoo. ...That morning, police officers appeared on Mr. Schillaci’s doorstep. What are you going to do, Mr. Schillaci asked, arrest me? He was joking, but the officers were not. They slapped on handcuffs and took him to...
  • Giuliani trailing on home ground: (WNBC/Marist - NY) poll

    01/21/2008 11:16:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 206+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed on Monday. The WNBC/Marist poll ahead of the February 5 primaries in New York showed 34 percent of registered Republicans support John McCain, compared to 23 percent for Giuliani. Among Republicans likely to vote, McCain kept his 34 percent support, while Giuliani was tied in second place with Mitt Romney at 19 percent. McCain's campaign has been boosted by wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • Rudy Touts National Catastrophe Fund ('Fiscon' Rudy Panders Expensive New Gov't Program in FL)

    01/16/2008 11:47:41 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 16 replies · 164+ views
    Campaign Spot (National Review) ^ | 1-16-08 | Jim Geraghty
    Sometimes those of us covering the race can overstate the importance of a particular state to each candidate, but I think each candidate has won their absolutely must-win state, and we're heading into two more - Fred Thompson in South Carolina and Rudy Giuliani in Florida. Rudy has a new ad in which he touts a National Catastrophe Fund to reduce insurance rates - with a lot of hurricane images in the background. (It's running in Florida, obviously.) A bit more detail (and I mean, a bit) can be found here.) (Is this the Florida equivalent of Romney's I'll-get-the-feds-to-spend-$20-billion-to-save-the-auto industry...
  • Giuliani's Prayers (Rudy Now Quoting Scripture Before Church Congregations - Twisting Meaning)

    01/16/2008 11:10:02 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 36 replies · 163+ views
    The Brody File ^ | 1-14-08 | David Brody
    Hey, Mike Huckabee wasn't the only one speaking in church Sunday. Barack Obama was in Vegas speaking at a church there, and Rudy Giuliani spoke at a huge mega-church in Florida. Read below from The Associated Press: With his plan for winning the GOP presidential nomination riding largely on a Florida victory at the end of the month, Rudy Giuliani asked an evangelical congregation for prayers instead of votes Sunday and quoted scripture to evoke a message of hope and perseverance. "I'm not coming here to ask for your vote," he said. "That's up to you and it's not the...
  • Giuliani isn't swaying them in Florida

    01/15/2008 9:12:08 PM PST · by advance_copy · 52 replies · 282+ views
    LA Times ^ | 01/15/08 | Louise Roug
    For an hour Monday, Rudolph W. Giuliani passionately made his case to voters seated in the Shell Point retirement community chapel. He talked of tax cuts and terrorist attacks, of building up the military and cracking down on illegal immigration. But in the end, he didn't seem to close the deal. Dozens of the more than 1,000 who attended the town hall event took off before Giuliani finished his speech, leaving rows of seats empty. "I didn't hear anything I hadn't heard before," said Barbara Vitello, 71. "It's the first time ever I'm going into the [presidential] election not knowing...
  • RUDY SWAMPED IN FLA. (kicking conservatives to the curb strategy hurting RINO)

    01/15/2008 7:30:43 AM PST · by Liz · 13 replies · 204+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 15, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani's must-win Florida strategy is in trouble.... McCain moved up 9 points, supported by 22% likely GOP primary voters, compared to Giuliani's 20%, down 8 points (Quinnipiac). Huckabee and Romney got 19%..... Giuliani's poor performance in Iowa and NH is negatively impacting his candidacy........"he staked his entire campaign on winning Florida and that lead has evaporated," the pollster said. But there is a silver lining - 59%, including many Northeast transplants and Cuban-Americans, swear they will not abandon him.......only 42% of McCain's backers say they'll stick with him.
  • Giuliani Rattled, Cancels Remarks as Pro-lifers Disrupt Sunday Bus Tour Stop

    01/13/2008 1:51:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 712 replies · 1,589+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/13/08 | Christian Newswire
    "A third of my generation is dead because of politicians like Giuliani." -- Steven Pokorny, age 28, at Giuliani during meeting in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 13 Contact: Joseph Landry, 406-860-9738; Steven Pokorny, 216-346-9765; Randall Terry, 904-461-0834; all with The "Stop Rudy" Tour MIAMI, Jan. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rudy Giuliani was rattled by pro-life advocates and canceled his speech at his first bus-tour event Sunday in Miami.  Activists have planned confrontations with Rudy for every stop of his Florida bus tour.  Photos available online. On Sunday, Jan. 13, at approximately 12:15 PM, pro-life activists were in the crowd at The...
  • Caption This Video

    01/13/2008 11:01:03 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 172+ views
    You Tube ^ | Rudy Giuliani
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani dresses like something from The Lion King and tries to release a lazy animal from the zoo until zoo staffers intervene. Clip from the new documentary GIULANI TIME, directed by Kevin Keating, now available on DVD from Cinema Libre Studio at More at
  • SurveyUSA NY/GOP primary poll: Rudy 32%, McCain 29%, Huck 12% (Rudy in danger of losing NEW YORK!)

    01/12/2008 9:06:52 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 94 replies · 803+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 1-11-08 | Survey USA Staff
    Republican Primary in New York: McCain Fights to Unravel Giuliani "Big State" Strategy -- In a Republican Primary today in Rudolph Giuliani's home state of New York, 01/11/08, 25 days to the 02/05/08 vote, Giuliani is in a tight fight with John McCain, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for 7 New York state media outlets. Among all Republican Primary voters, it's Giuliani 32%, McCain 29%, within the survey's 4.6% margin of sampling error. Mike Huckabee is 3rd at 12%, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Ron Paul are further back. Giuliani leads by 11 points in New York City and...
  • Senior Giuliani Campaign Staffers Forego Paychecks

    01/11/2008 8:11:00 AM PST · by Calpernia · 55 replies · 824+ views
    1010wins ^ | Friday, 11 January 2008 10:20AM
    About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are foregoing their January paychecks, aides said Friday, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate. "We have enough money, but we could always use more money,'' contended Mike DuHaime, Giuliani's campaign manager and one of those who now is working for free. "We want to make sure we have enough to win.'' At the end of December, he said the campaign had $11.5 million cash on hand, $7 million of which can be used for the primary. He disputed the notion of a cash-strapped campaign, and said...
  • Rudy Has Money Trouble - Pulls out of Michigan

    01/11/2008 7:11:22 AM PST · by TBBT · 64 replies · 148+ views
    The Corner on National Review ^ | 1/11/2008 | David Freddoso
    He pulls out of Michigan. Asks his staff to work without pay.
  • Pro-lifer Confronts Giuliani During Speech -- 'You are a baby killer'

    01/05/2008 4:54:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 175 replies · 292+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/5/08 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Joseph Landry, 406-860-9738; Randall Terry, 904-461-0834 MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pro-life activist Joseph Landry confronted Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani for Giuliani's support of child-killing by abortion in New Hampshire: The New York Times political blog reports: "Mr. Giuliani retained his composure when a member of the audience interrupted him and called him a "baby killer,'' for his support of abortion rights." Associated Press reports: The Nashua town hall was interrupted by an anti-abortion protester who shouted that "a vote for Rudy is a vote for a child killer." "The blood is on your hands," shouted the...
  • Pro-Life Groups Not Surprised Abortion Support Hurt Rudy Giuliani in Iowa

    01/05/2008 9:30:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/4/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Des Moines, IA ( -- Listen to the media tell the story over the last several months and the casual political observer would have thought Rudy Giuliani was the front-runner and ready to begin racking up victories in early primary states. Instead, Giuliani received just four percent of the vote in large part because of his pro-abortion position.Giuliani finished in sixth place on Thursday night in Iowa, six percentage points back from Rep. Ron Paul and with the support of just over 4,000 predicted a month ago that Giuliani will not win the nomination in large part because Giuliani...
  • Romney & Giuliani Biggest Losers in Iowa

    01/04/2008 9:02:14 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies · 182+ views
    Blog & Personal ^ | 4 Jan 08 | Personal
    1. Iowa is a cross section of middle-America, a place of smaller city and rural people. They are traditional families, traditional religion, traditional values and traditional patriotism. 2. This group totally rejected New York radical liberal Rudy Giuliani. 3. As word of Romney's chameleon-like, slick, flippy/floppiness on his pro- gay agenda and pro-abortion history permeated Iowa the last 2 weeks of the campaign, average Americans turned away from him. Everyone is learning that Romney has recently proclaimed that the Boy Scouts need to include gays and not discriminate because of "sexual orientation." 4. Romney's huge cash expenditures, trying to buy...

    12/31/2007 3:16:44 AM PST · by Liz · 100 replies · 255+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 31, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and GEOFF EARLE
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Giuliani's support here has plummeted into single digits....according to new surveys released yesterday. A Reuters poll shows the ex-mayor capturing just 8% of the vote - tied for fourth place with Thompson and Ron Paul. An MSNBC poll shows Giuliani tied with Paul for fifth place with a measly 5% of the vote - near the bottom of the pack. "Where has he been? He stopped showing up," said conservative activist Jamie Johnson, who runs a radio station. Giuliani did not air a single TV ad in Iowa, and his 15 trips here were far...
  • Bang Bang Kiss Kiss (candidates 2nd Amendment stands)

    12/30/2007 11:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 262+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2007 | Robert VerBruggen
    When Americans nominate their presidential candidates next year, the Second Amendment won't be the first thing on their minds. The issue didn't even appear in a recent CNN poll that found that the economy, Iraq, health care, immigration, and terrorism are the nation's biggest concerns. But in a country where 36 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans have firearms in their homes, the issue is still a locked and loaded one for candidates of both parties. Republican presidential hopefuls, as expected, worked hard to win over the members of the National Rifle Association at the organization's convention in...
  • Rudy Giuliani Veterans’ Co-Chairman Resigns Over Muslim Remarks

    12/29/2007 12:32:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies · 320+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/30/07 | FoxNews
    A co-chairman for Rudy Giuliani’s veterans’ coalition in New Hampshire resigned Saturday after telling a British newspaper that Muslims need to be chased “back to their caves.” -snip- the original Guardian interview, Deady said Giuliani is the best candidate to handle “one of the most difficult problems in current history” — “the rise of the Muslims.” He added: “We need to keep the feet to the fire and keep pressing these people until we defeat or chase them back to their caves or, in other words, get rid of them.”
  • Giuliani Hits a Rocky Stretch as Voting Approaches

    12/24/2007 4:39:11 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 758+ views
    NY Times ^ | 24 December 2007 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    HAMPTON, N.H. — Rudolph W. Giuliani has entered a turbulent period in his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, marked by what his aides acknowledge are missteps, sharp shifts in strategy and evidence that reports about his personal life have hurt his national standing. A $3 million investment in radio and television advertising in New Hampshire, a belated effort to become competitive in this state, is now viewed by the campaign as a largely wasted expenditure. A Boston Globe poll published Sunday found that support for Mr. Giuliani had dropped in New Hampshire over the past month, even before any...
  • The Buried, Unquotable Exoneration (NY Times hides story on Rudy's Travel Expenses)

    12/21/2007 8:11:26 AM PST · by jdm · 28 replies · 310+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 21, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The New York Times exonerates Rudy Giuliani from charges that he moved travel expenses around through subsidiary agencies in order to hide his affair with his now-wife, Judith. People looking for that exoneration on their feedreaders will find themselves frustrated. Not only did the Times bury the story on one of its blogs, it put it in a graphic format that doesn't allow for copy-and-paste. In fact, it isn't even shown as an entry on the blog itself: All eight of Mr. Giuliani's trips to the Hamptons in 1999 and 2000, including the period when his relationship was a secret,...

    12/03/2007 7:45:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 180+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2007 | David Seifman
    Rudy Giuliani'S breakup with Donna Hanover cost tax payers a lot more than his extramarital relationship with Judith Nathan, according to city documents. The documents show that the distraught Hanover repeatedly fled Gracie Mansion to seek refuge with her parents in California as her high-profile marriage was crumbling. At all times, she was accompanied by an NYPD security detail that ran up at least $110,000 in credit-card charges for airfare, lodging, car rentals and gasoline. "They're stuck on you," said one source of the protective detail. "They go where you go." In June 2000 - a month after Giuliani shocked...
  • Rudy Giuliani Hospitalized in St. Louis

    12/19/2007 10:55:21 PM PST · by Fargo Rock · 195 replies · 1,286+ views
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | 12/20/07 | Fox 2 St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS, MO ( -- Late Wednesday night, former New York governor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani went to Barnes-Jewish hospital after feeling ill. Giuliani had traveled across Missouri Wednesday by car after mechanical problems on his aircraft left him without a plane for his stumping. The statement from the Giuliani campaign reads: "ST. LOUIS - Rudy Giuliani Communications Director Katie Levinson released the following statement this morning: Earlier today, Mayor Giuliani experienced flu-like symptoms campaigning in Missouri. The symptoms worsened as the day wore on and shortly after taking off from Chesterfield, Missouri for New York the Mayor...
  • Giuliani Begins Retreat From New Hampshire

    12/18/2007 8:54:13 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 37 replies · 127+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 12/18/2007 | NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT
    Rudolph Giuliani's decision to largely abandon the early voting state of New Hampshire and concentrate his efforts on the Florida primary three weeks later reflects an uncomfortable truth for the former New York mayor: The more he campaigned in the Granite State and the more he spent on advertising there, the more his poll numbers dropped.
  • Giuliani Played No Role in Limiting N.Y. Abortions

    12/16/2007 9:06:18 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 19 replies · 401+ views
    NPR ^ | 12/16/2007 | Julie Rovner
    Say it ain't so Rudy... The late New York Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was fond of saying that people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Fellow New Yorker and GOP Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani might do well to take that to heart. During Wednesday's final debate in Des Moines before the Iowa caucuses, Giuliani was asked about abortion — never an easy question for a pro-choice candidate in a largely pro-life party. He's mostly managed to finesse the issue until now; professing his belief on the one hand, as he said at the debate,...
  • FBI Tracked Alleged Russian Mob Ties of Giuliani Campaign Supporter (immigrant back$ Rudy/liberals)

    02/15/2007 9:40:59 AM PST · by Liz · 134 replies · 2,960+ views
    The Center for Public Integrity ^ | December 14, 1999 | Knut Royce
    December 14, 1999 WASHINGTON A prominent commodities trader who acknowledges a business history with a reputed Soviet Bloc crime figure and a notorious arms dealer has been one of New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top campaign supporters. Commodities trader Semyon (Sam) Kislin and his family also lavished thousands of dollars in contributions to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, to the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign, to former Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato and to a number of state and city politicians. Kislin sits on the New York City Economic Development Board. Kislin is not alone among emigres from the former Soviet Union who have...
  • Giuliani, Very Open? There’s Always a First Time

    12/15/2007 10:09:01 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 145+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2007 | JIM DWYER
    A few years back, a man named Russell Harding held a City Hall patronage job that came with a government credit card, which he used to steal more than $250,000. Crooks happen. What kept Mr. Harding in thievery for three years was that the city government, led by his patron, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, slammed the door on the one person who sought the Harding credit card records, a reporter with The Village Voice who filed freedom of information requests. These requests were stalled until the next mayor took office and released the documents. Before long, Mr. Harding was packed...
  • Giuliani Firm Stood to Benefit from U.S. Deals, Florida Company’s Files Show

    12/14/2007 8:08:56 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 326+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 14, 2007 | ERIC LIPTON
    Rudolph W. Giuliani’s consulting firm was hired in 2002 to help a Florida company build its business under a contract that called for Mr. Giuliani’s firm to be paid in part for lining up work with the federal government and other clients, company records show. Federal law prohibits payment of a commission in return for a federal contract... The deal between the firm and the contractor, Seisint of Boca Raton, was signed with the expectation that Mr. Giuliani’s high profile and connections would help the start-up company obtain federal contracts as well as nongovernment work, said Michael Brauser, co-founder of...
  • Romney hits Thompson, Giuliani and Huckabee on immigration

    12/14/2007 12:52:41 AM PST · by Fred · 36 replies · 645+ views
    Austin Statesman ^ | December 12, 2007, 11:26 AM | Scott Shepard
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is trying to hold off a challenge in Iowa from Mike Huckabee with criticism of the former Arkansas governor’s record on immigration, is using the same tactic in South Carolina, with one major difference. Instead of targeting Huckabee alone, as he is doing in Iowa, Romney is taking aim in South Carolina at former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson as well as Huckabee. A new mailer sent by the Romney campaign in South Carolina this week has photos of Huckabee, Giuliani and Thompson under the headline: “Compare the...
  • Giuliani now says he wanted to deport all 400,000 illegals from NYC...(Rudy busted in lie)

    12/11/2007 8:11:31 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 54 replies · 211+ views via the Drudge Report ^ | 12-11-07 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Rudy Giuliani says he wanted to deport all 400,000 illegal immigrants from New York City when he was mayor, but ended up welcoming most of those who were “causing me no trouble.” In an interview for the new book “Meet the Next President,” Giuliani lamented that the Immigration and Naturalization Service deported only 700 to 1,500 of the city’s 400,000 aliens each year during his mayoralty. Giuliani said it was obvious the INS was not about to increase deportation “from 700 or 1,500 to 400,000.” “If they could, I would have turned all the people over....