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  • 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,...
  • Giuliani Retools Stump Speech

    12/15/2007 3:02:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 104+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/15/07 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's "bold" vision for the nation sounded a lot like the same ideas he's been talking about for months, but delivered in a new package Saturday. Giuliani's address before about 200 people was billed by his campaign as a new speech that shows the former New York mayor's bold vision for the future of the country. But the 30-plus minute speech hit on similar themes: a little Hillary Rodham Clinton bashing, some reflections on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a call to make energy independence as big a priority as landing on the moon was in...
  • Rudy Giuliani Will Not Win Republican Nomination, Abortion Main Reason

    12/10/2007 4:49:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 209+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/10/07 | Steven Ertelt
    The race for the Republican nomination for president is up in the air and plausible scenarios exist whereby several candidates have a realistic shot at receiving the GOP nod. While the former New York City mayor is one of those candidates, I'm willing to go out on a limb and make a bold prediction: Rudy Giuliani will not be the Republican nominee.Perhaps I'm embolden by my own success in accurately predicting the exact electoral vote of the 2004 presidential race or, as detractors may say, perhaps I'm guilty of some wishful thinking.Let's look at the past, present and future...
  • Giuliani Defends Questionable Expenses (For Mistress)

    12/09/2007 4:54:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 137+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/9/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended the expenses incurred by his security detail as he was beginning an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan, saying police made the decision after she received threats. Giuliani in recent weeks has faced a barrage of questions about New York police security costs for his trysts with Nathan and about his business clients, which have included the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Although a U.S. ally, Qatar is accused of sheltering suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Smiling broadly and laughing at some of the tougher questions...
  • Bernard Kerik’s Unusual Philanthropic Management Practices (Rudy'$ tax-exempt mistress laundry?)

    11/30/2007 10:16:12 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Government Accountability Blog ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | BLOGGER
    EDITED EXCERPT Behind the ongoing professional disintegration of Bernard Kerik, is a tax-exempt foundation that serves as the venue for investigations earning former NYPD Commissioner Kerik unwanted headlines. When Rudy Giuliani appointed Kerik Commissioner of the City's Department of Correction and later, Police Commissioner, Kerik also ran the tax-exempt New York City Correction Foundation, serving as President. During Kerik's watch, the sole authorized signatory for the Foundation, named Frederick Patrick, looted the foundation of $137,000 (the amount prosecutors got him to cop to). A rising star in the City's law enforcement bureaucracy, Patrick was at one point Commissioner for Juvenile...
  • RUDY-RIPPING THOMPSON TRASHES APPLE (Giuliani trails in latest CNN/WMUR primary poll)

    11/24/2007 4:57:39 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 24, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent, Post Wire Services
    Fred Thompson said NYC isn't a model for the rest of the country....Giuliani should stop basing (gun-control) on his time as mayor. Giuliani and Hillary are rolling out splashy dueling bus tours. Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses are less than six weeks away.......Clinton and husband Bill plan to blanket the state virtually nonstop. Monday, Clinton jets to NH. This weekend Giuliani goes to Concord, then to City Hall in Manchester. NH votes Jan. 8. Giuliani trailed front-runner, Mitt Romney, in the latest CNN/WMUR poll...with 16% to Romney's 33%. John McCain has crawled back to 2nd place with 18%.
  • 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...
  • Giuliani has history of liberal judge appointments

    11/17/2007 11:40:51 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 108+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/16/07 | Libby Quaid/AP
    WASHINGTON - Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been winning over some conservative Republicans by promising to appoint judges in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and others who might seem likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Judges he named as New York mayor, however, could never be mistaken for Scalia. Giuliani's promise has helped overcome his abortion rights support as an issue for conservative voters. After all, the next president can do little about abortion except to name judges who interpret the law more strictly. As a result, some prominent conservatives,...
  • Is Giuliani a dime-store Dewey?

    11/17/2007 10:25:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 36+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/17/07 | Ellis Washington
    [Rudy Giuliani] a thrice-married, ex-mayor of New York whose career [43% approval rating] was on life-support, but for 9/11. ~ Ellis Washington, "Neville Chamberlain's revenge" President Truman holds up the erroneous Chicago Tribune headline in this famous photograph. When I look at the movers and shakers in modern times, I always try to find their "precedent figure" in the annals of history. For example, Republican presidential candidate, front-runner and former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani is a fascinating person. In my opinion, Giuliani's precedent figure was a man named Thomas Dewey. ~snip~Finally, in analyzing the credentials of these...
  • Giuliani launches 'Viva Rudy' campaign

    11/16/2007 5:32:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 124+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11-14-07 | ERIKA BERAS
    BY ERIKA BERAS Rudy Giuliani's presidential committee on Wednesday morning unveiled its national campaign, dubbed ''Viva Rudy,'' to reach the nation's Hispanic voters. The Miami event kicked off with an 11 a.m. news conference at La Carretta restaurant on Bird Road in Westchester. There was a similar event in Orlando. Giuliani was not present. Several local politicians and public officials were on hand to endorse the former New York City mayor. A 30-inch-by-50-inch Viva Rudy sign hung on the wall in a private second-floor room. State Rep. Rene Garcia, statewide Hispanic chairman for Giuliani's campaign, was at the event....
  • Pat Robertson Explains Support for Pro-Abortion Candidate Rudy Giuliani

    11/15/2007 4:23:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 107+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Pat Robertson appeared on the "Hannity & Colmes" show Wednesday and explained his support for pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Robertson said he believes Giuliani will appoint judges who will overturn Roe even though he backs legal abortion and has supported Planned Parenthood. Robertson said he opposes abortion and believes life begins at conception but that there are "various ways to protect life" -- with appointing judges to the Supreme Court as the top method."And I think Rudy Giuliani has assured the American people that he's going to appoint justices in the likeness of Scalia...
  • Pro-Life Advocates Blast Pat Robertson for Rudy Giuliani Endorsement

    11/08/2007 3:54:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 124+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The reaction from the pro-life community to Pat Robertson's endorsement of pro-abortion ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for the GOP nomination for president has been strong. Several pro-life groups and leaders issued statements Wednesday and Thursday saying Robertson has "sold out" the pro-life movement. The evangelical leader said he backed Giuliani because of other political issues -- most particularly his leadership after the terrorist attacks and against Islamic extremism. But pro-life advocates say Giuliani's position in favor of legalized abortion and his long record opposing any limits on the practice outweighs any other political considerations. "Pat...
  • Pro-family leaders mum on Robertson's endorsement of Rudy

    11/07/2007 4:58:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 72 replies · 64+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/7/07 | Jim Brown
    A conservative political commentator says Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president earlier today is "a big get" for the former New York mayor, but also presents the GOP frontrunner with some complications.   Robertson, the often-controversial founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Christian Coalition, says he is endorsing Giuliani because he is "a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans." The host of CBN's 700 Club made the announcement Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Matthew Continetti of the Weekly...
  • Weyrich: I Want to Stop Giuliani

    11/06/2007 10:42:42 AM PST · by logician2u · 145 replies · 273+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 5, 2007 | Phil Brennan
    Paul Weyrich, one of the nation’s most influential conservative leaders, says he is out to prevent Rudy Giuliani from winning the Republican nomination for president — and predicts the religious right will unite behind any GOP candidate except Rudy. In an exclusive interview with, Weyrich also predicts Republicans face a “disaster” in the Senate in next year’s elections, says Hillary Clinton would be the easiest Democratic candidate to defeat, and charges that the Bush administration’s Iraq policy has been a “mistake” from the beginning. Weyrich is no stranger to speaking his mind. As Chairman and CEO of the Washington-based...
  • Half of Americans Want to Know Candidate's Abortion Stance Before Voting

    10/29/2007 4:23:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 84+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/29/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new poll conducted by Fox News finds that almost half of all voters want to know where a candidate stands on the issue of abortion before casting their vote for or against him. The poll is the latest to show that abortion still has a significant impact for voters, despite media pronouncements to the contrary. The new survey, released on Friday, finds 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate's position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say they don't. A candidate's position on abortion is more important for pro-life voters than...
  • Abortion Advocate Says Rudy Giuliani's Adoption Claims "Unsupportable"

    10/29/2007 3:56:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/29/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani has tried hard to use his supposed advocacy of adoption as the mayor of New York to combat Republican opposition to his pro-abortion views as he campaigns for president. His pro-adoption claims have been refuted on previous occasions and now a leading abortion advocate says they are "unsupportable." Cory Richards is the senior vice president and vice president for public policy at the Guttmacher Institute, a research group affiliated with Planned Parenthood.Richards wrote an opinion column published in the Los Angeles Times on Monday saying that Giuliani's claims that his adoption advocacy resulted in...
  • Giuliani's Policy Professor: Bill Simon Jr.

    10/26/2007 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2007 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Starting last fall, when Giuliani first called Bill Simon and said he was running for president, Simon, 56, has been more responsible than anyone for Giuliani's policy education, and he has been the agent charged with managing the sometimes eager, sometimes awkward relationship between the former mayor of a liberal city and the conservative establishment. Well before Giuliani said publicly that he would be a candidate, Simon put him through a rolling seminar that those in the campaign called Simon University, bringing in thinkers to brief Giuliani on key issues. The result is that though many of Giuliani's campaign operatives...
  • Looking for Mr. Right [it's not Rudy: GOP nominates him at the price of its soul]

    10/25/2007 7:55:38 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 101 replies · 80+ views
    townhall ^ | October 26 07 | Pat Buchanan
    A McGovernite in 1972, [Rudy] boasted in the campaign of 1993 that he would "rekindle the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowitz tradition" of New York's GOP and "produce the kind of change New York City saw with ... John Lindsay." He ran on the Liberal Party line and supported Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pro-abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the June Gay Pride parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. While Ward Connerly goes state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy is an affirmative-action man. ... A Giuliani presidency would...
  • National, State Polls Show Support for Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Dropping

    10/25/2007 4:12:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 55+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/25/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani continues to drop in national and state polls following a seminal survey issued just two weeks ago by the Des Moines Register. That poll was the first to show Giuliani's campaign hurting as more Republicans recognize his pro-abortion view and newer polls show his numbers continuing to drop. A new Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll showed the lowest numbers for Giuliani of any recent surveys. Giuliani is now supported by just 21% of likely GOP voters while Fred Thompson is the top choice for 19%. Another seventeen percent are undecided while John McCain...
  • Preserving the Party: Rudy and the death of the pro-life bully pulpit

    10/25/2007 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 28 replies · 88+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/25/2007 | Paul Kengor
    “I believe no challenge is more important to the character of America than restoring the right to life to all human beings.” —Ronald Reagan, January 1984 Yes, yes, I know: A President Hillary Clinton would be Armageddon to the pro-life movement. There is no candidate — none — in the history of presidential politics as radical as Hillary Clinton on abortion. To pro-lifers, she absolutely must be defeated. That said, Rudy Giuliani is not the answer, though he may be a lesser of two evils on the issue of abortion. Acknowledging his promise to appoint “strict constructionist” judges, there are...
  • Jill Stanek: Behind the scenes at FRC Briefing (Family Research Council)

    10/24/2007 4:11:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 53 replies · 112+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/24/07 | Jill Stanek
     Saturday I attended a private meeting of conservative leaders during the Family Research Council Washington Briefing, a Salt Lake City II if you will, to discuss dilemmas we face with the 2008 presidential candidates. Instructions were given not to speak to the media, and since I am the media, I took that to mean details discussed were off-the-record and, of course, I'll honor that. But speaking in generalities, two dilemmas were hashed: Which Republican primary candidate should pro-lifers rally behind? What if Rudy Giuliani ends up the nominee? Generalized outcomes of the meeting: Most in the room supported Mike Huckabee....
  • Giuliani Worried About Bernard Kerik

    10/22/2007 4:21:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 152+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/22/07 | NewsMax
    Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign is increasingly concerned that the controversy swirling around former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik could negatively impact his White House aspirations. Kerik pleaded guilty in 2006 to state conflict-of-interest charges for accepting $165,000 in gifts from an allegedly mob-linked construction firm. He currently faces a possible indictment from the U.S. attorney’s office for tax crimes and other offenses stemming from renovations to his Bronx apartment from the firm Interstate Industrial Corp., while he was corrections commissioner under then New York City Mayor Giuliani. Giuliani’s law partner Marc Mukasey has now been told to monitor...
  • Beware of an Arnold Dressed as a Rudy (Could Giuliani Spread the Damage Nationwide?)

    10/21/2007 10:09:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 109 replies · 106+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 21, 2007 | Frank Pastore
    I, a conservative Christian, am partly responsible for passing one of the most pro-gay agendas in American history. Starting January 1, 2008, California will implement SB-777, a bill that goes far beyond the old standard of public schools not being able to do anything that would “reflect adversely” on homosexuality. Now, the new standard is you can’t do anything that would show either a “discriminatory bias” against homosexuality or anything that would favor heterosexuality. Let me put this in simple terms. Textbooks that now refer to “mother and father” or “mom and dad” or “King and Queen” will soon have...
  • Pro-Life Evangelicals Won't Vote for Pro-Abortion Candidate for President

    10/19/2007 12:59:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 71+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/19/07 | Steve Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new CBS News poll has bad news for pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. It shows that Americans who self-identify as evangelical voters are strongly pro-life and will not support a pro-abortion candidate for president. The poll, released on Friday, find 79 percent of evangelical voters take one of three pro-life positions opposing abortion. They either oppose all abortions, all abortions except those rare one to save the life of the mother, or support abortions only in the rare cases of rape, incest or to save the mother's life. But the poll also asked, "Is...
  • Giuliani calls Second Amendment an "Overstated Argument" (1997)

    10/18/2007 9:03:32 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 114 replies · 115+ views
    YouTube ^ | Feb 24, 1997
    CBS Evening News, Feb 24, 1997 Rudy says there is a constitutional right to travel but we still put reasonable controls on the driving of an automobile. He says it's irrational to put more controls on the driving of automobiles than on the possession of guns ("attack weapons").
  • Still Thinking Third Party?

    10/18/2007 4:23:28 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 13 replies · 30+ views
    The Loft at GOPUSA ^ | October 18, 2007 at 6:07 am | Bobby Eberle
    ... With a focus on holding power and playing politics rather than delivering on conservative values and legislation, the Republican Party has seen itself swept from control of the U.S. House and Senate. Now, all that remains for the Democrats is the White House and a filibuster-proof Senate -- both of which are within reach. Conservatives must eventually come together and get a clue! There is too much at stake. ... Will I vote for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani over Hillary Clinton? Yes! ... When the dust settles, one will emerge as the Republican nominee. I will support that nominee....
  • Randall Terry to Discuss Efforts to Derail Giuliani at Press Conference

    10/18/2007 4:15:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 173 replies · 397+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/18/07 | Christian Newswire
    "So-called 'pro-life Republicans' that are endorsing Rudy - like TX Governor Rick Perry, or NY Representative Pete Sessions, are typical treacherous politicians. They have betrayed innocent blood to support a child-killer; we can only wonder what 30 pieces of silver' they are seeking." Randall Terry"Pro-life Republicans are on trial, to see what we value more: life or power; principle or party." Randall TerryContact:  Mr. Randal Terry, Operation Rescue XX, 904 687 9806MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, will hold a press conference in Boston, Mass. to discuss efforts to derail a Giuliani Nomination, and...
  • Values Voters: The Sleeper Awakens?

    10/18/2007 3:39:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies · 157+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 10/17/07 | Bob Ellis
    Fears that values voters will walk away from the GOP if a pro-abortion candidate is nominated for president continues to animate election discussions. And it should: if the Republican Party's base of conservative voters isn't with the party during the campaign, America will definitely elect a Democrat president in 2008. With the stakes so high, and with the negative numbers for Democrat front runner Hillary Clinton so high why is there so much controversy on the Right? Robert Novak's column at examines why Christians who know Giuliani 's positions on the issues are less than excited about him:...
  • Rudy’s Doin’ It! (New York Liberal hysteria alert)

    10/17/2007 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Roberts · 239 replies · 153+ views
    The NY Observer ^ | 10/16/07 | Jason Horowitz
    It’s the middle of October and Rudy Giuliani is still leading the race for the Republican nomination. His old enemies in New York can’t understand it. “It’s totally unbelievable,” said Charles Rangel, the dean of the New York Congressional delegation and a longtime adversary of Mr. Giuliani. “I refuse to believe that this could possibly happen to our country. I have too much confidence in our country to believe that this could really happen.” All presidential candidates have some element of hometown opposition—constituents angry about a factory closing, politicians spiteful about losing a bill or an election. But no candidate...
  • Selling Theological Birthright for a Bowl of Political Porridge (GOP Nomination)

    10/13/2007 9:53:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 113 replies · 82+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/10/07 | Dr. Tony Beam
    There are many instances where pragmatism has its place. In its purest sense, pragmatism is simply engaging in conduct that emphasizes practicality. For example, if I decide to spend $60 for a pair of pants that will last me several years rather than spend $20 for a pair that may not make it past the first outing it could be said that my decision involved the exercise of pragmatism. That may work for pants but it doesn’t work for principles. Pragmatism may work well in the fashion world but it has no place in the world of public policy. There...
  • Richard Viguerie: Giuliani Doesn't Get It

    10/11/2007 10:10:37 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 26 replies · 490+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 10/10/2007 | PRNewswire-USNewswire
    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006) (, issued the following statement regarding Mayor Rudy Giuliani and conservatives' potential support for a third-party presidential candidate: "Rudy Giuliani's insistence that America is doing well with a two-party system shows that he still doesn't grasp how discouraged, disheartened, and disillusioned the GOP's conservative base is with the Republican leadership. "Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo, on the other hand, showed that they are walking in step with the party's grassroots. Neither would...
  • Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts?

    10/10/2007 11:43:00 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 44 replies · 508+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2007 | Robert Alt
    Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts? Well, Meese was good for the courts, and Giuliani didn’t think much of him. By Robert Alt After a disappointing performance in the first Republican presidential debate, Rudy Giuliani walked away from last night’s debate as the clear winner. Not only did he play to his strengths, reclaiming the mantle of America’s mayor by shaming Ron Paul for his “blame America first” comments, but he finally appears to have settled on a more politically palatable answer to the abortion question by emphasizing a reduction in the frequency of abortions. (An answer which, by...
  • Rudy Giuliani's Attacks on Hillary Clinton Hit Home

    10/06/2007 9:59:41 AM PDT · by Signalman · 90 replies · 2,054+ views ^ | October 5, 2007 | Dick Morris
    Rudy Giuliani has found his groove in attacking Hillary Clinton. Whether his barbs will help him beat her in the general election, we don’t know yet. But they will help him to win the Republican primary. The major reason for anyone to vote for Rudy Giuliani is that he has the best chance — we would say the only chance — to defeat Hillary Clinton. And beating Hillary is very, very, very important! It is only through the terror issue that the Republicans have a chance to win in November, 2008. If Americans retain their current complaisance, the GOP will...
  • Rudy Giuliani tied to 'superhighways'(business interests trump US security interests)

    10/07/2007 10:07:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 42 replies · 491+ views ^ | May 15, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    May 15, 2007 Questions are being raised over Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's policy on terrorism, after a report revealed he has strong ties to two foreign investment consortia working to own or lease U.S. toll roads, including the Trans-Texas Corridor 35, which is identified as part of the I-35 "NAFTA Superhighway."
  • Giuliani pulled no punches on the radio

    10/05/2007 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 17 replies · 908+ views
    Msnbc ^ | Oct 5, 2007 | Michael Powell
    So what should a mayor do? Just let constituents call his weekly radio program on WABC — the one called “Live From City Hall ... With Rudy Giuliani” — and whine and complain and get in his face without answering back? Puh-leeze. When Joe from Manhattan called in 1998 to complain about the city government giving special parking privileges to a white-shoe law firm, Mayor Giuliani emitted an audible groan into the microphone. “Well, let me give you another view of that rather than the sort of Marxist class concept that you’re introducing,” Mr. Giuliani said. When a National Rifle...
  • Truth Squad: Are Giuliani's Tax Cuts Exaggerated?

    10/04/2007 8:35:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies · 243+ views
    CNBC ^ | 04 Oct 2007 | 05:35 PM ET | Carl Quintanilla
    Rudy Giuliani is getting out in front of next week's CNBC presidential debate with a seven-day media blitz touting his record as an economic conservative. In it, he claims to have cut taxes 23 times as mayor of New York. And he says New Yorkers had a 17% reduction in tax burdens during his tenure. Giuliani takes credit for cutting taxes on everything from property to sales of clothes — even coin-operated amusement devices. But a closer look at the numbers show he's claiming credit for some tax cuts that weren't his idea to begin with. And others that he...
  • Democratic group accuses Giuliani of money laundering

    10/04/2007 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 34 replies · 780+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | October 2, 2007 | Steven Harmon
    SACRAMENTO — A Democratic group on Monday filed formal complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, accusing Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani of violating campaign laws, including money laundering. The complaints, made by Californians for Fair Election Reform, accuse Giuliani, through his friend Paul Singer, of establishing a Missouri "front" organization to solicit illegal donations to support a ballot measure that would overturn California's winner-take-all system of allocating electoral votes. Such a change would provide the Republican presidential nominee a chance to pick up roughly 20 electoral votes by dividing them up by congressional districts....
  • Real Clear Politics: McCain Supporters Moving To Romney

    09/03/2007 9:08:54 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 54 replies · 941+ views ^ | 08/31/07 |
    From Rossputin: Historically, the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary have received the perception of being, if not president-makers, at least highly reliable launching points for presidential aspirants. Indeed, these early contests correctly predicted the final choice of nominee five out of seven times for each party. Iowans’ views were not shared by the rest of the country on the Democratic side in 1992 (Tom Harkin won) and 1988 (Dick Gephardt), and on the Republican side in 1988 (Bob Dole) and 1980 (George H.W. Bush). New Hampshire didn’t create a victor on the Democratic side in 1992 (Paul Tsongas)...
  • Intrade 2008.GOP.nom Romney +3.6, Thompson -3.6 (and a Sarkozy question)

    08/20/2007 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Rameumptom · 56 replies · 1,296+ views
    Intrade - the Prediction Market ^ | Aug 20, 2007 | Intrade
  • Can We Please Give It a Rest?

    08/17/2007 4:38:57 PM PDT · by rodomila · 176 replies · 3,053+ views
    National Review (the corner) ^ | 8/17/07 | Rich Lowry
    Here we are as conservatives expending an enormous amount of energy to effectively punish candidates for agreeing with us. Since when did it become a bad thing for a candidate to realize the influence of conservatives (and hopefully the correctness of their views) in the nominating process and react accordingly? Now, after excoriating Romney for becoming pro-life, we are seeing the entire foolish process repeated with Rudy becoming anti-illegal immigration. I can understand why the campaigns, angling for every advantage, do this, but why do conservative outsiders have to play along? Both Romney and Giuliani have a good chance to...
  • Rudy Hitting His Stride? {abortionist lover]

    08/16/2007 6:15:38 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 247 replies · 2,815+ views
    captains quarters ^ | 8/16/07 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani got good news earlier this week from a CBS poll that most people have learned to mistrust -- for good reason -- but Rasmussen may provide some corroboration today. According to the normally reliable pollster, Rudy has his first significant lead in head-to-head polling against Hillary Clinton, and the crosstabs show some surprising depth (via Instapundit): 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...
  • Not exactly born to run

    08/16/2007 9:20:30 PM PDT · by gpapa · 16 replies · 834+ views
    The Politico ^ | August 16, 2007 | Peter A. Brown
    When Fred Thompson finally announces his candidacy next month, it will be the closest thing to a successful draft of a presidential candidate in more than a half-century. It isn't that the actor-turned-U.S. senator-turned-actor had to have his arm twisted to run. But Thompson did need to be convinced it would be more than a fool's errand, and he clearly was not planning on running for president until others sought him out. The rest of the current White House aspirants, all of whom have been planning to run since at least the end of 2004, have been thinking about becoming...
  • State of the Race: Intrade and Endorsement Race

    08/16/2007 6:26:13 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 602+ views ^ | 08/15/07 | MattC
    August 15, 2007 State of the Race: Intrade and Endorsement Race The much anticipated, often imitated, never duplicated endorsement race update is here! Before we get to it, though, let’s take a post-Ames look at the Intrade numbers (movement is from the beginning of August to now): Rank Name Value Movement 1 Giuliani 36.5 -0.2 2 Romney 23.2 +4.4 3 Thompson 21.8 -9.0 4 McCain 6.4 +0.6 5 Paul 5.7 +2.6 6 Huckabee 3.5 +2.7 7 Gingrich 3.4 +0.2 8 Hagel 0.3 +0.1 9 Brownback 0.2 E   Tancredo 0.2 +0.1 11 Hunter 0.1 E   T Thompson — —...
  • In 2008, 'it's the electability, stupid'

    08/16/2007 7:48:46 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 27 replies · 813+ views
    Politico ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | David Yepsen
    The 2008 race for president in Iowa and around the country is evolving. In both parties, issues of electability are motivating many activists. In the Republican race, Tommy Thompson dropped out, while Fred Thompson will soon enter. Tommy inspired no one. Fred has potential. Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the GOP race, which is surprising to many who thought he would fade as socially conservative voters became aware of his pro-choice positions. But with conservatives continuing to split their votes among several candidates, Giuliani has maintained his lead in polls. It is also true that we media types may be...
  • Mitt Romney - #2 Nationally

    05/30/2007 1:53:41 PM PDT · by TexanSniper · 36 replies · 1,101+ views
    Right On The Right ^ | 2007-05-29 | Justin Higgins
    John McCain's numbers are plummeting, possibly because of the immigration debate. That's my analysis, and Rasmussen Reports has come to the same conclusion. Meanwhile, the Romney surge has continued, and he's now second in the country. Mitt is bound to catch pro-choice gun-control Giuliani soon too. The story: The immigration reform debate may be shaking up the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has inched past Arizona Senator John McCain for second place in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll. Just two weeks ago, Romney was in fourth place among GOP hopefuls. Romney is...
  • Prominent Evangelical Leader Likes Fred Thompson

    05/16/2007 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Politicalmom · 35 replies · 1,453+ views ^ | May 16, 2007 | David Brody
    The Brody File just got off the phone with a prominent Evangelical leader who has come to know Fred Thompson. He told me that he's very impressed with him and so are other Evangelical leaders. This leader didn't want to be identified because now is not the time to go public but suffice to say that he seems to be on board with the Fred Thompson campaign. Let me summarize some other points this person told me. He's been "pleasantly surprised with Thompson's knowledge on key issues", issues that are important to Evangelicals. Though he doesn't believe Thompson will necessarily...
  • Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani’s Legacy

    05/13/2007 7:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,342+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2007 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    Anyone who watched Rudolph W. Giuliani preside over ground zero in the days after 9/11 glimpsed elements of his strength: decisiveness, determination, self-confidence. Those qualities were also on display over the months he directed the cleanup of the collapsed World Trade Center. But today, with evidence that thousands of people who worked at ground zero have become sick, many regard Mr. Giuliani’s triumph of leadership as having come with a human cost. An examination of Mr. Giuliani’s handling of the extraordinary recovery operation during his last months in office shows that he seized control and largely limited the influence of...
  • For Giuliani, 9/11 Led to Riches

    05/13/2007 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 7 replies · 463+ views
    Kerry Fox Live ^ | 3/13/07 | Kerry Fox
    On Dec. 7, 2001, nearly three months after the terrorist attack that had made him a national hero and a little over three weeks before he would leave office, New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took the first official step toward making himself rich. The letter he dispatched to the city Conflicts of Interest Board that day asked permission to begin forming a consulting firm with three members of his outgoing administration. The company, Giuliani said, would provide “management consulting service to governments and business” and would seek out partners for a “wide-range of possible business, management and financial services”...
  • A Knife to the Throat (Nominating Giuliani Would Be "The Death Knell of the Reagan Coalition")

    05/01/2007 1:41:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 187 replies · 2,439+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 05/01/2007 | G. Tracy Mehan III
    Rudy Giuliani could be the death knell of the Reagan Coalition, that successful alliance of economic, defense, and social conservatives forged in the 1976 Republican primary. In his insurgent campaign against President Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan built the architecture for a durable political coalition of supply-siders, budget hawks, Cold Warriors, law-and-order advocates, welfare reformers, pro-lifers, defenders of the Second Amendment, and others. He integrated these main elements of the post-war conservative intellectual movement into a successful, winning political juggernaut that was, until recently, the Republican Party. In recent years the social component of the coalition has been augmented by pro-family...
  • Giuliani Outrages Conservatives With "Get Beyond" Abortion Snipe

    04/26/2007 12:50:35 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 40 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | 4-17-07 | Peter J. Smith
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: Tuesday April 17, 2007 Giuliani Outrages Conservatives With "Get Beyond" Abortion Snipe By Peter J. Smith DES MOINES, Iowa, April 17, 2007 ( - Former New York Mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudolf "Rudy" Giuliani told supporters in Iowa that Republicans needs to "get beyond" pro-life issues and choose a candidate who can win the presidency in 2008. Giuliani - a candidate known more for his leadership during the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks than his liberal views - told Republicans Friday at a campaign stop in Des Moines that...