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  • Giuliani could be 'talked into' running in 2012 (BARF ALERT)

    05/15/2011 10:37:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-05-06 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani admitted Friday that he can "probably be talked into" a run for the presidency. While speaking to a group from the Republican National Lawyers Association at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Giuliani asserted that his major goal is for a Republican to be elected as president in 2012.
  • Giuliani 'absolutely' open to 2012 presidential run

    01/21/2011 12:33:58 PM PST · by speciallybland · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he is "absolutely" open to a run for president in 2012. Giuliani, the mayor of New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks who ran for president in 2008, hinted more strongly that he might seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Obama's reelection. "I will take a look at 2012. It's really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I'll have to evaluate as the year goes along," Giuliani said Thursday night on CNBC's "The Kudlow...
  • Who has the "Stop Rudy" ping list? I think we need to resurrect it NOW!

    11/19/2009 6:12:52 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 98 replies · 1,823+ views
    Vanity | 11-19-09 | TitansAFC
    It seems the recent news that Rudy may use his pending Senate run for another shot at the GOP nomination has brought the Rudophiles back to FR in packs. In order to head-off the liberal treachery, I think we need to renew the "Stop Rudy" ping list. Does anyone know who had it, and can we start it back up again? I will run it or help run it if needed, thanks!
  • 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.
  • Down, But Not Out: Giuliani May Run for NY Governor (Not ruling out another run for president)

    11/16/2008 11:48:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,254+ views
    WNBC ^ | Sun, Nov 16, 2008
    Rudy Giuliani said Sunday he will consider running for governor of New York and isn't ruling out a second attempt at the U.S. presidency. A one-time presidential front-runner and former mayor of New York City, Giuliani dropped out of the race for Republican nominee in January after losing the primary in Florida, where he had poured the bulk of his campaign resources. "No one knows whether you'll do something again until you come to the point of: 'Is it possible to do it again? Would you have a chance of winning?"' he said of a second White House bid following...
  • Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races (Rooty's NYC liberals switching voter registrations?)

    01/28/2008 3:53:49 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 154+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 27, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. A flood of early ballots from Republican voters, has already exceeded the turnout in the contests in Iowa, NH and Nevada. As of Friday night, nearly 400,000 party Republicans had cast early votes, either in person or by mail......There were 3.8 million Republicans qualified to vote Tuesday. That offers a glimmer of hope to Giuliani's calculated effort to get his supporters to vote early hoping to bank a substantial number of votes before losses in other early states raised questions about his viability and his competitors arrived in the state, driving down his numbers in the polls....
  • The Case for Rudy Giuliani

    01/22/2008 4:51:53 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 107 replies · 183+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/22/08 | Dennis Prager
    Rudy Giuliani may have made a great mistake by not campaigning in New Hampshire, Nevada, Iowa and South Carolina. But between Rudy Giuliani (and, for that matter, Mitt Romney) on the one hand and John McCain on the other, there is little question as to who more embodies mainstream conservative and Republican principles. But Giuliani is not merely more of a conservative than John McCain. In fact, if it is Ronald Reagan that Republicans want, Giuliani is extraordinarily close to that venerated man. Ronald Reagan stood for two great beliefs: that big government is a big problem for a free...
  • Giuliani foes in GOP panicky

    12/01/2007 5:01:26 PM PST · by Jay777 · 254 replies · 251+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 Dec 07 | By Stephen Dinan and By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rudy Panic set in for many Republicans this week, with conservative leaders both nationally and in Iowa concluding they need to settle on a single champion to prevent Rudolph W. Giuliani from winning the GOP presidential nomination. They fear that victory by the socially liberal former New York mayor could permanently shatter the largely successful coalition of social, religious, economic and national defense conservatives that, more often than not, has worked electoral magic for Republican candidates at all levels. "The main driving force behind all of that is a belief that Rudy Giuliani is positioned to win the nomination and...
  • Giuliani: Kids of illegal immigrants should keep US citizenship

    12/01/2007 11:32:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies · 1,688+ views
    breakingnews.nypost.com ^ | November 30, 2007 | By JIM DAVENPORT
    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Friday he wouldn't try to change laws that make citizens of children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, noting that it's a matter determined by the Constitution. "That's a very delicate balance that's been arrived at, and I wouldn't change that," Giuliani said in response to a question while campaigning at Sun City Hilton Head, a sprawling retirement community down the South Carolina coast from Charleston.
  • Laying it all out(Romneybots,Rudybots,Huckabots, Fredheads and McCainiacs-Convince me)

    11/20/2007 10:25:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 551+ views
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2007 | Hooah Mac
    I believe I represent the average Republican voter, or at least a significant slice of the R base. My positions - in no particular order - are as follows: Immigration - Amnesty is a deal breaker. If they are here illegally and we come into contact with them, send them home. Iraq - We were winning, we are winning, and we will win. The various pitfalls and difficulties that we have had do not equal defeat. We need a President to stand firm, and to fire all the traitors(I am not using this word lightly) in the State Department and...
  • Giuliani and Schumer: an odd couple connection

    11/19/2007 4:22:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 345+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 19, 2007 | Tom Brune
    In 1973, a 29-year-old federal prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani indicted a Brooklyn congressman, unknowingly creating a political opening for an ambitious 23-year-old named Chuck Schumer. It is the first and least known link between two powerful New York politicians whose paths have crossed and careers intersected in often surprising ways over the past four decades. But it certainly wasn't the last. Just two weeks ago, Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) found himself defying his own party to confirm U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a retired Manhattan judge and close friend of the former mayor. Schumer and Giuliani may seem an odd pairing,...
  • 9/11 Firefighters and Family Members Plot Anti-Giuliani Ad Campaign [MUST READ]

    11/18/2007 8:28:46 AM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 159 replies · 1,279+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2007 | TAHMAN BRADLEY
    A group of 9/11 firefighters and victims' family members with eyes on derailing Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is close to a decision on forming an entity that would run issue ads in key early nominating states. "TV made him a hero, and we'll use TV to take him down," New York Fire Chief Jim Riches told ABC News. The final decision about the formation of an outside entity will happen sometime within the next few weeks after the group finalizes its plans at a meeting scheduled for after Thanksgiving. So far, though, under Riches' leadership, the group has sought...
  • Rudy would appoint federal judges who adhere to Conservative Principles

    11/16/2007 8:48:43 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 109 replies · 299+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani assured a conservative legal group Friday that if elected president he would appoint federal judges who adhere to their principles. He also praised a judge who declared the capital city's gun ban unconstitutional and ridiculed efforts to eliminate the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. In a speech marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, Giuliani spelled out a conservative legal agenda in which he cited Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts as models for the judges he would appoint to the federal...
  • Really really really good news for the GOP

    11/14/2007 5:27:25 AM PST · by connell · 62 replies · 75+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    By Christopher Cook Let's face it folks, the country is in a weird mood right now. The left's incessant, squalling permatantrum™ has made people unhappy, jittery, and willing to consider hating whoever and whatever the left hates. That means the GOP. So, how does this anti-GOP mood play out in 2008?It may all depend on one thing: Michael Bloomberg. There were some rumors a while back that he might make a third party run for the presidency, and in my view, that would likely spell doom for the GOP. Here's how:He's an independent, which means he could capitalize on the...
  • The Charisma Of Courage (Positive article on Rudy)

    11/13/2007 9:10:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies · 402+ views
    HughHewitt/Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Louis Freeh would go on to become director of the FBI in the1990s, but back then he ran the organized crime unit under Giuliani. He said, "Rudy's security was a serious issue. "We would sit down with him and sort of give him a security plan or advise him that he ought to have a bodyguard when he traveled around," said Freeh. "He would listen to us as he always did very carefully and say, 'I don't want that. Our job here is to be U.S. attorneys and prosecutors and if we are walking around with bodyguards we are sending...
  • Rudy's Adoption Agenda and Proven Effectiveness

    11/05/2007 8:00:35 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 61 replies · 190+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 11, 2007 | By David Vitter & Theodore B. Olson
    We are conservatives who are proud to support Rudy Giuliani for president. We support Rudy because he is a strong leader -- a man of action and a man of his word. And a big part of that is his proven effectiveness -- his record of actually changing things for the better in concrete, measurable ways. A perfect example of his leadership and proven effectiveness is Rudy's record on adoption. Rudy Giuliani dramatically increased the number of adoptions in the New York City system as mayor. Adoptions skyrocketed 133% over his eight year tenure compared to the eight years before...
  • The myth of Rudy's electability [MUST READ!]

    11/03/2007 5:12:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies · 920+ views
    North Star Writer's Group via The Keizer Times ^ | November 2, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    Most Republican presidential candidates can brag about attracting followers with their valiant stances on important issues. Rudy Giuliani's followers support him because they think he can beat Hillary Clinton. In and by itself, the reasoning of Giuliani's supporters is not illogical. Many people do take into account electability when voting for a primary candidate (although most will not sacrifice their basic principles in the name of an election victory). The problem is, this perceived electability is the only thing going for Giuliani. But here is the real kicker: Giuliani is not electable. In fact, he is far less electable than...
  • Republicans Gets(sic) Down And Dirty In S.C.

    11/03/2007 3:41:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 63+ views
    CBS News/The New Republic ^ | November 2, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    Shortly before a Republican presidential primary debate in Columbia, South Carolina, this last May, several conservative activists in the state received mysterious envelopes in the mail. The letters arrived anonymously, each one containing an eight-page document, a typewritten manifesto with a pseudo-academic title: "Mormons in Contemporary American Society: A Politically Dangerous Religion?" The letters depicted Mormonism as based on "hoaxes" and ridiculed the church's founder, Joseph Smith, as a "gold digger turned prophet." The mailing also provocatively dubbed Smith "the Mohammed of the West." "Like the prophet of Islam," it said, "Smith founded his religion upon prophecies and revelations which...
  • Minnesota Senator [Coleman] Backs Giuliani

    11/02/2007 9:24:27 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 64+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1 Nov 07 | NewsMax.com
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman said Thursday he's backing Rudy Giuliani for president, throwing his support behind a fellow moderate Republican and former mayor. "The shared vision as mayor of getting things done, tied in with his strong stance on security, Rudy gets that," Coleman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "So you tie those two together and it's a pretty powerful combination." Coleman also called Giuliani "ultimately electable," a pitch that Giuliani has made throughout the campaign. The two men got to know each other when Coleman was mayor of St. Paul, Minn., and Giuliani was mayor...
  • Rudy a Lefty? Yeah, Right.

    10/28/2007 4:43:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 197 replies · 106+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2007 | David Greenberg
    You wouldn't know it from reading the papers, but the favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination is a confirmed right-winger. On issues such as free speech and religion, secrecy and due process, civil rights and civil liberties, pornography and democracy, this moralist and self-styled lawman has exhibited all the key hallmarks of Bush-era conservatism. That candidate is Rudolph W. Giuliani. As any New Yorker can tell you, the last word anyone in the 1990s would have attached to the brash, furniture- breaking mayor was "liberal" -- and the second-to-last was "moderate." With his take-many-prisoners approach to crime and his...
  • Giuliani Tries to Assure Conservatives

    10/20/2007 10:17:13 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 56 replies · 82+ views
    abc news ^ | 10/20/07 | JIM KUHNHENN ap
    Giuliani Tries to Reassure Religious Conservatives Worried About His Front-Runner StatusRudy Giuliani told religious conservatives Saturday they should neither fear him for his stand on issues such as abortion nor expect he would change purely for political advantage. The Republican presidential candidate cast himself as an imperfect man who has sought guidance through prayer. In a 40-minute speech received with polite applause, the former New York mayor tried to reach out to social conservatives. He said they share common ground and he invoked, as he often does, Ronald Reagan's admonition that "my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent...
  • Giuliani: I Pray to Jesus for Guidance

    09/30/2007 9:01:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Sep. 29 2007 | Lawrence Jones
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani says God is a very important part of his life. "I believe in God. I pray to God, and I pray to Jesus for guidance, help,” Giuliani said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network. “I have very, very strong views on religion that come about from having wanted to be a priest when I was younger, having studied theology for four years in college.” The former New York mayor said he feels God’s help when “in crisis and under pressure like Sept. 11, when I was dealing with prostate cancer, or...
  • Castillo: Choosing sides in the toll road debate could leave an aftertaste

    09/27/2007 11:25:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 184+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 26, 2007 | Jaime Castillo
    Monitoring the court fight between activist Terri Hall and the Texas Department of Transportation is a lot like staring at a buffet line full of warmed over hospital cafeteria food. On the one hand, you're hungry and interested in eating. But on the other, you really can't get excited about the choices before you. It's tempting but unpalatable to root for Hall, who has adopted the noble cause of trying to stop TxDOT from spending millions of dollars on a PR blitz to build support for toll roads. Despite Hall's impressive gifts of organizing, public speaking and rabble-rousing, she is...
  • In Sept. 11 chaos, Giuliani forged lasting image

    09/21/2007 7:02:38 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 14 replies · 142+ views
    Calm, proactive, and sympathetic, mayor shone brightly during darkest day That first tower toppled at 9:59 a.m., a billion pounds of steel and concrete and bodies raining down. Smoke billowed like thunderheads, and New York’s mayor seemed to disappear into death’s maw. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani was two blocks from the south tower, in an office on Barclay Street, trying to get the vice president on the phone, when his world went dark with smoke. Back at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington waited and wondered and dialed the governor. “We really didn’t know what had become of the mayor,”...
  • Hillary Slayer ... (a battle Giuliani was born to fight)

    09/17/2007 5:11:52 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 85+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/17/2007 | Philip Klein
    As one of his supporters, actor Robert Duvall, might say: Rudy played this one beautifully. Last week, all Republican politicians worth their weight came out blasting MoveOn.org for taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times smearing Gen. David Petraeus on the day he was scheduled to deliver his Iraq progress report to Congress. The outrage among conservatives only grew as leading Democrats failed to condemn the ad, Hillary Clinton questioned the general's honesty, and it was disclosed that the far left group was given a drastically reduced advertising rate in the New York Times. But while other...
  • The Risk of President Giuliani

    09/17/2007 5:58:58 AM PDT · by gridlock · 128 replies · 321+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/17/07 | Niall Ferguson
    (snip) I remember visiting the pre-Giuliani Manhattan. It was like one long episode of "Kojak." The professions then open to young New Yorkers were dealer, hood, hooker, junkie, pimp -- or bent cop. Yet by the time I moved to the city, not long after 9/11, the analysts outnumbered the psychos. "Kojak" had been replaced by "Seinfeld." A large share of the credit for that transformation belongs to Giuliani. His presidential bid is based on the notion that what worked for the world's capital city can work for the world. America, Giuliani says, must remain "on offense" to win the...
  • In Surge, Giuliani Now Tops Clinton by Seven Points

    08/16/2007 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 64 replies · 1,675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 16, 2007 | Rasmussen Reports
    After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for several months, Republican contender Rudy Giuliani now leads Clinton up 47% to 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. In the match-up of the frontrunners, this result marks a significant shift. For the last three months the two frontrunners have never been further apart than three percentage points. Last month, Giuliani and Clinton were separated by just a single point.
  • Giuliani: 'Leave My Family Alone'

    08/16/2007 10:07:01 AM PDT · by Saint Louis · 43 replies · 1,058+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08-16-2007 | Saint Louis
    DERRY, N.H. (AP) - Republican Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that people should "leave my family alone" when asked by a New Hampshire woman why the presidential candidate should expect loyalty from voters when he doesn't get it from his children. Answering questions at a town-hall meeting, Giuliani was asked why he should expect loyalty from GOP voters when his children aren't backing him. "I love my family very, very much and will do anything for them. There are complexities in every family in America," Giuliani said calmly and quietly. "The best thing I can say is kind of, 'leave my...
  • Edwards Campaign: Rudy's [Foreign Policy] Ideas Are 'Bush Without the Thinking'

    08/15/2007 3:34:11 PM PDT · by hardback · 37 replies · 852+ views
    I think this can now officially be called a spat. John Edwards' spokesman Eric Schultz counters Rudy's sharp response to Edwards' sharp criticism of Rudy in the September edition of Foreign Affairs with the following: "Poor Rudy, first he loses all touch with reality by bragging he spent more time at Ground Zero than our brave firefighters and first responders, and now he wants to brag about his foreign policy vision which can be best described as "George Bush without the thinking." Edwards writes, "Meanwhile, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani curiously seems to have forgotten that he said...
  • Giuliani continues his conservative shift

    08/13/2007 8:53:57 PM PDT · by FreeInWV · 107 replies · 2,353+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 13, 2007 | Brian C. Mooney
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to discard the moderate and liberal positions of his past. The latest is civil unions for same-sex couples, which the Republican presidential candidate has been backing away from in recent months. (Lots more in article)
  • Giuliani leads Fred Thompson by 5, Clinton out front of Obama by 12

    08/09/2007 3:38:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,322+ views
    The North Denver News ^ | August 9, 2007 | Staff
    In race for the Republican Presidential nomination, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on top with 26% support from Likely Republican PrimaryVoters. In second place, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson attracts 21% support while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is third with 14%. That’s the closest Romney has been to Thompson since early June. Arizona Senator John McCain slipped back into single digits for just the second time this campaign season and is now preferred by 9% of the Likely Republican Primary Voters (see daily numbers). The most recent...
  • If the South is so socially conservative, why is Guiliani leading? (RCP Poll)

    08/08/2007 10:32:04 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 136 replies · 2,083+ views
    Poll Date Giuliani Thompson McCain Romney Gingrich Spread RCP Average 06/13 to 07/30 25.7 23.0 12.3 7.3 -- Giuliani +2.7 American Res. Group 07/26 - 07/30 28 27 10 7 7 Giuliani +1 CNN 07/16 - 07/18 28 17 20 4 6 Giuliani +8 Mason-Dixon 06/13 - 06/15 21 25 7 11 -- Thompson +4
  • Giuliani claims centrist position

    06/29/2007 5:36:36 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 19 replies · 364+ views
    Captains Quarters | 6/29/2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani either has given up attempting to sound conservative or has forgotten that all presidential primary politics is national in today's media environment. While trying to woo Californians, Rudy claimed that he would govern in the same manner as Arnold Schwarzenegger has in the Golden State -- a promise that may not thrill Republicans in or out of California: Mayor Giuliani is telling California voters wondering what kind of president he would make that they need to look no further than their popular Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I governed very much like your governor does," Mr. Giuliani said as...
  • Conservatives for Rudy????? (Vanity)

    06/17/2007 3:28:57 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 97 replies · 1,118+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 17 June 2007 | Aussie Dasher
    THe latest Free Republic poll shows 7.8% of FReepers and Lurkers supporting Rudy Giuliani for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. Rudy supports the killing of babies, gay marriage and massive gun 'control'. These are views he has never hidden. Can somebody - anybody - please explain to me how any conservative can support a candidate with such views? One would be too many - but 7.8%????
  • (Staten) Island Republican says Fred Thompson has a broader appeal within the party

    06/11/2007 4:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 742+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | June 10, 2007 | Tom Wrobleski
    Most Staten Island Republicans are four-square behind former GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 race for the White House. But we did manage to ferret out one borough Republican who's a big fan of likely GOP candidate Fred Thompson, the "Law and Order" star and former U.S. senator from Tennessee. "Thompson has 'it,'" said the Republican, who couldn't speak on the record because his position in government prohibits him from talking about politics. "He offers something to everybody in the Republican Party." In addition to the aura of his tough-guy roles in movies like "The Hunt for Red October"...
  • The New Big Three

    05/18/2007 3:14:01 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 44 replies · 1,205+ views
    Elephant Biz ^ | May 18, 2007 | Bill Hobbs
    The latest Harris Interactive poll has Rudy Giuliani in the lead and John McCain tied with the rising Fred Thompson, while Mitt Romney appears to be suffering the most from Thompson's prospective candidacy, losing 6 points since a month ago while Thompson rose five points. McCain remains unchanged, and Rudy lost a point. At this point in the race, according to this poll, the "Big Three" in the GOP field are Giuliani, McCain and Thompson, and Thompson is the only candidate with serious positive momentum. Right about now a Mitt Romney supporter is getting ready to send me an email...
  • Giuliani Trys to Set the Record Straight [amid media buzz of falling poll numbers]

    05/07/2007 11:30:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies · 1,122+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2007 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Four days after the first Republican presidential debate and amid media buzz of Rudy Giuliani’s falling poll numbers, Giuliani’s campaign manager and communications director held a conference call for political bloggers on the state of the GOP presidential race. They took the opportunity to respond to concerns raised in traditional and new media about Giuliani’s shrinking lead in the polls, his pro-choice stance, his debate performance and his view of social conservatives. They also tried to drive home a simple message: voters should look at Giuliani’s overall record and his electability in the general election. Throughout the call the Giuliani...
  • RUDY: I'LL BE NEXT REAGAN

    05/05/2007 11:06:59 PM PDT · by jdm · 167 replies · 2,358+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 04, 2007 | Carl Campanile
    Rudy Giuliani portrayed himself as the heir to Ronald Reagan at the first Republican debate last night, talking tough on terrorism - but struggling to present a clear and consistent position on abortion. Giuliani, who strongly supported abortion rights during his eight years as mayor, said he would not object to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision affirming abortion. "It would be OK to repeal it," said Giuliani, who is courting key anti-abortion voters in the GOP primaries. But he then added that "it would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as...
  • Giuliani loses lead

    05/05/2007 2:19:01 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies · 1,461+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 5, 2007 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    John McCain was passionate and vigorous, Mitt Romney was quick and opportunistic, and Rudy Giuliani looked uncomfortable and dodgy on the key question of abortion. It probably cost him his front-runner status, and that means the Republican race is up for grabs. ~~snip~~ Mr. Giuliani magnified a major weakness he has with conservative voters and simultaneously hurt his image as a straight shooter. The topic was abortion, and his first two tries were tortured and murky. Instead of boldly declaring himself pro-choice, which he did just two months ago, he first said it "would be OK" with him if the...
  • Guiliani Bashing

    05/02/2007 6:47:34 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 95 replies · 1,754+ views
    May 02, 2007 | Ben Mugged
    Why is the forum endorsing a specific point of view for a Republican candidate for President by placing a link to anti-Guiliani articles on the header?Giuliani Truth File - In his own words and deeds. There are folks on the forum with both points of view and one should not be supported over the other.
  • What Giuliani Has to Do

    05/01/2007 5:18:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 86 replies · 873+ views
    National Review on Line ^ | May 1, 2007 | Byron York
    Anthony Carbonetti has heard the conventional wisdom a million times. Republican primary voters may say they like Rudy Giuliani now, that wisdom goes, but once they learn his positions on abortion, gay marriage, and guns, they’ll abandon the former New York mayor in a heartbeat. Carbonetti, Giuliani’s long-time right-hand man — he was the mayor’s chief of staff from 1999 to 2001 — doesn’t buy it. ”Why do you think they don’t know?” he asks, referring to those conservative voters for whom abortion, or marriage, or guns are overwhelmingly important issues. “I’m of the impression that people do know. If...
  • Rudy Turns Up the Heat

    04/26/2007 5:12:05 AM PDT · by Jake The Goose · 89 replies · 1,386+ views
    Rush Limbaugh's Web Site ^ | 4-26-2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right, Rudy Giuliani. Let's go to the audio sound bites here. Rudy is turning up the heat, getting into some partisanship here, which is good, because there's a huge difference between Republicans and Democrats on the war. So say it! And Rudy did. He said, "We have to stay on offense. The Democrats want to put us back on defense." Yesterday in Manchester, New Hampshire, at the Rockingham County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a portion of Rudy's remarks. the entire transcript from Rush's show RUSH: Rudy Giuliani, setting himself apart from the field, at...
  • Giuliani warns of 'new 9/11' if Dems win

    04/24/2007 6:22:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 441 replies · 5,828+ views
    The Politico ^ | 4/24/2007 | Roger Simon
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - - Rudy Giuliani said if a Democrat is elected president in 2008, America will be at risk for another terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001. But if a Republican is elected, he said, especially if it is him, terrorist attacks can be anticipated and stopped. “If any Republican is elected president - - and I think obviously I would be the best at this - - we will remain on offense and will anticipate what (the terrorists) will do and try to stop them before they do it,” Giuliani said. The former New York...
  • Firemen douse Rudy’s image as 9/11 hero

    04/24/2007 6:06:06 PM PDT · by ellery · 42 replies · 1,272+ views
    Times UK ^ | March 18, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    Union bid to halt White House run FIRE battalion chief Jim Riches brought up his son to be one of New York’s “bravest”, like him. The young Jim followed his father into the New York fire department and died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. What followed turned his heartbroken father into a relentless opponent of Rudy Giuliani, then mayor of New York. With other families of 9/11 victims, Riches has vowed to torpedo Giuliani’s prospects of winning the White House by attacking his greatest source of strength, his reputation as a hero that day. “We’re going...
  • Rudy Giuliani Continues Slide in Republican Polls After Abortion Flaps

    04/23/2007 4:08:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 103 replies · 1,921+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/23/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Rudy Giuliani is continuing his slide in the polls following an abortion flap two weeks ago in which he declared his support for taxpayer-funded abortions and promptly reversed his position a day later. A poll conducted by Fox News finds Giuliani sliding down four percentage points in their surveys since February.In February's poll, the former New York City mayor had 39 percent of the support of Republican voters but that dropped to 35 percent in the April 17-18 survey.Arizona Sen. John McCain, who opposes abortion but supports embryonic stem cell research, has dropped as well. He's...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,458 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Rudy: Switching on guns, abortion

    04/20/2007 9:07:37 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 52 replies · 1,317+ views
    AM New York ^ | 4/20/07
    Rudy: Switching on guns, abortion BY CRAIG GORDON craig.gordon@newsday.com April 19, 2007, 9:21 PM EDT OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rudolph Giuliani Thursday linked the 1995 bombing of a federal building here to the Virginia Tech massacre by speaking in the role he wants Republicans to remember -- the leader who guided another terror-battered city through tragedy. But this week's events highlight another side of Giuliani -- the presidential candidate who once bluntly rejected some of his party's core beliefs, only to switch his stances now to walk in step with GOP faithful. Giuliani this week issued statements on gun control and...
  • Pro-abort Rudy Giuliani says he "agrees" with SCOTUS upholding Partial Birth Abortion Ban

    04/18/2007 10:34:05 AM PDT · by Spiff · 112 replies · 1,647+ views
    Spiff | 18 April 2007 | Spiff
    For over a decade, Rudy Giuliani has opposed banning Partial Birth Abortion. He opposed such a ban as recently at 2000 when he was running for Senate. He agreed with President Clinton's veto of a ban that was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress. He opposed a Partial Birth Abortion ban in his home state of New York. He has consistantly opposed bans against Partial Birth Abortion. But, now he's running for the GOP nomination and he's making an effort to cover up his offensive views and SAY the right things to fool as many Republicans as possible into voting for...
  • Talk Of The Town: Giuliani-Thompson

    04/18/2007 6:01:04 AM PDT · by veronica · 360 replies · 3,132+ views
    CBS/US News ^ | Apr 17, 2007 | Paul Bedard
    (US News) You've probably seen the "Clinton-Obama '08" bumper sticker proclaiming the Democratic dream team. Now on the GOP side we're hearing lots of buzz in political circles and among Republican congressional leaders of a Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson ticket. But Thompson isn't keen on riding shotgun yet. "If he gets in," says an ally, "he's running to win the presidency."
  • Old flame's just wild about Judi

    04/16/2007 6:32:24 AM PDT · by veronica · 17 replies · 1,295+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 16th 2007 | HEIDI EVANS
    Her ex-boyfriend before Rudy says she'd be a natural as our First Lady Rudy and Judith Giuliani came dressed for success at Metropolitan Opera's opening night last September. Theirs was a relationship that spanned five special years. They shared dinners, theater and a love of New York. And in his first in-depth interview, Judith Giuliani's ex-boyfriend tells how he believes passionately that she will be a terrific asset to her husband Rudy's presidential campaign - and a wonderful First Lady. "Her heart is in all the right places in terms of doing good. She is well-trained for this kind of...