Friday, March 30, 2007

Rudy's the One

By Steve Forbes

Rudy Giuliani is the real fiscal conservative in the 2008 presidential race. That's why I'm endorsing him for president.

Most Americans know that Mr. Giuliani turned around America's largest city. They know he cut crime and welfare in half; they know that he improved the quality of life from Times Square to Coney Island and everywhere in between. And they witnessed his Churchillian leadership following the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

Less well known is the mayor's fiscal record. Nonetheless, conservatives will find it impressive. He built New York's resurgence not just on fundamental police work, but also on a foundation ...

WSJ article

Thursday, March 29, 2007


PPIC California Poll - Rudy 33% McCain 19% Gingrich 14% Romney 7%

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, March 2007

On the Republican side, Rudy Giulliani (33%) leads in the presidential primary race, followed by John McCain (19%), Newt Gingrich (14%), and Mitt Romney (7%). Guiliani has similar support among men and women, and conservatives and others. Gingrich has more support among conservatives and men, while McCain has similar support among men and women, but less support among conservatives than others. In a national survey, Giuliani led McCain by 40 percent to 20 percent, according to the March TIME poll.

Zogby Poll: "America's Mayor" Top Pick of Iowa Republicans

McCain retains second spot; Fred Thompson shows potential

Rudy Giuliani of New York leads the field at 25% in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in Iowa, where GOP caucus–goers next January will start the process of picking their party’s standard bearer for the 2008 election, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.

Judith and Rudy Giuliani Will Be on 20/20 Tomorrow

Las Vegas Loves Rudy

People love Rudy Giuliani.

That was obvious Wednesday as the former New York City mayor and current Republican presidential front-runner struggled to maneuver through a throng of people and cameras at a Las Vegas Target store where he was making a brief shopping trip and campaign stop.

ReviewJournal article

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Will Rudy Make us Real?"

from the Ventura County Star:

With considerable frequency, given that the boss is a megamillionaire celebrity with a resort home in Idaho, A-list invitations everywhere and a private plane at his beck and call, the staff of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues one-sentence advisories to the press Sunday nights or Monday mornings: "The governor has returned to the state."

Rudy Radio

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is running ads on conservative talk radio shows in a direct appeal to the Republican voters who could determine the fate of his presidential campaign.


Washington Post blog

Giuliani Denounces Troop Withdrawal Deadline

Rudolph Giuliani on Tuesday called the Democratic-controlled Congress' challenge to President Bush's policy in Iraq "a terrible mistake" and equated it with waving a white flag in the war against terrorism.

"I can't imagine in the history of war anybody announcing a timetable to run out and retreat," he said at an appearance at a delicatessen in this suburb just over the George Washington Bridge from New York City. "I think it's a terrible mistake. To put up the white flag and announce a timetable for retreat seems like a very bad strategy to me."

Steve Forbes Joins the Rudy Giuliani Campaign Team

Mr. Forbes will serve as a National Campaign Co-Chair and Senior Policy Advisor:

“I am honored to support Rudy Giuliani for President,” Steve Forbes said. “As Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani showed how exercising fiscal discipline – including tax cuts – lowers deficits, spurs economic growth, and increases revenue. It is time the rest of the country benefit from a true fiscal conservative leader who gets real results.”

“Steve and I share an economic vision that embraces supply-side economics, tax relief, and spending restraint,” said Mayor Giuliani. “I look forward to working with Steve and am proud to have him as a member of our team.”

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

50% Just Say No to Clinton

Half of voting-age Americans say they would not vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) if she became the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, according to a Harris Interactive poll released Tuesday.

The Hill

Interview with Rudy Giuliani

KUDLOW: we are right on business, right on america, and right on the money.. we still believe the that free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. this evening's program your money and turboprop my exclusive interview with america's mayor rudy Guiliani. he describes a minimalist government of taxes and regulating. he strongly disagrees with potential upload opponents, john edwards and al gore and hillary. he is in good health after his bottle with prostate cancer. i began by asking the mare to see if the seas and economic recession take a look. .

GUILIANI: If you're talking about a response of government, probably what government can do best is to try to limit spending and try to bring down government spending. We haven't done that in a while. We haven't done it in a concerted way. And it seems to me that's how the federal budget can have the best impact on the private economy. And make it clear that we're going to extend the tax cuts and it's not just a temporary thing so people can look forward to long term planning. And look for other ways in which we can put money back in the private sector.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's New Website is Live!

Rudy put his website up today, replacing the temporary one.

For Rudy fans, you can volunteer in several ways and also contribute financially!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Swings Into McKinney Texas

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited The Players Course at Craig Ranch in McKinney on Tuesday for a golf tournament designed to raise money for his presidential exploratory committee.

McKinney Star Community

Monday, March 19, 2007

Angus Reid Global Monitor: Giuliani Holds Eight-Point Lead Over Hillary

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani keeps the upper hand in a prospective United States presidential contest, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 49 per cent of respondents would vote for the Republican in 2008, while 41 per cent would support Democratic New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Angus Reid Global Monitor

American Thinker: Rudy Giuliani Could be Just the Ticket for Social Conservatives

As the 2008 season gains momentum, political commentators are starting to address key questions about each serious candidate.

Read the full American Thinker article

Friday, March 16, 2007

Giuliani Leads Hillary, Obama in 2008 Race

In a contest pitting Giuliani against Illinois senator Barack Obama, the Republican holds a six-point advantage.
Rudy Giuliani (R) 47% - 42% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Rudy Giuliani (R) 45% - 39% Barack Obama (D)

Angus Reid Global Monitor

Karla Bertrand '09: Don't let Giuliani 'clean up' America

Karla, a student at Brown, shares her (very liberal) worries about Rudy Giuliani:

So former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has officially entered the presidential race. Upon hearing his name, many think of "America's Mayor" in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. Others may conjure up memories of the reduced crime rate, or of blatant First Amendment violations. But there is one insidious phrase which is most commonly used of Giuliani's time in office, and it is that aspect I wish to discuss here.

Brown Daily Herald

Thursday, March 15, 2007

California moves primary to February

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday moved California's presidential primary from June to Feb. 5 in a bid to give the nation's most populous state a greater say in the nominating process.

Giuliani Snags Santorum's Campaign Manager

Vince Galko, formerly Sen. Rick Santorum's campaign manager, is slated to become ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani's regional political director for Northeastern states. Galko is a former exec. dir of the PA GOP and was dep. exec. dir. of Pres. Bush's '04 re-election.

via The Hotline

Poll: Giuliani Has Biggest Base of Support, Lowest Base of Opposition

If you’re a fan of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) you probably can’t believe all the good news surrounding the Presidential hopeful. He leads the Republican Primary polls, has the highest favorability rating of all candidates, and leads every Democrat in general election match-ups.

Rasmussen Reports

NY Sun: Giuliani Pitches Himself as a Can-Do Candidate

Staff Reporter of the Sun

Mayor Giuliani, considered a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, says America needs to expand its military and pitched himself as the candidate who would instill fear in the Iranian president.

"What I can do is get things done, accomplish things," the former mayor told a crowd of about 1,000 supporters at a baseball-themed fund-raiser at the Sheraton in Midtown last night. "People said New York was ungovernable. We governed it and it became the best example of urban renaissance."

NY Sun article

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Giuliani Democrats

A recent poll by ABC News revealed that the combined ticket of Rudy Giuliani and John McCain would be the worst nightmare for Democrats. It claimed that "Love him or hate him, "America's Mayor" enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a tough, blunt, forceful leader."

ParkdalePictures blog

Rudy visits Chi-town

Yesterday (Monday) in the Second City, Rudy watched baseball in Harry Caray's bar, looked at the latest poll from CNN showing a 16 point lead over John McCain (R-AZ), and also he picked up a key endorsement from Sen. David Vitter (R-LA.). In all, it was a very good day.

Update: The David Vitter (R-LA) money quote---said the former mayor isn't running to "advance any liberal social agenda."

Chicagoland articles-
Sun-Times blogs

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Giuliani well-versed in history of New York Yankees Inside Nevada Politics

A story about Billy Martin, Anjeanette Damon and the New York Yankees (and Rudy Giuliani's baseball history memory).

Giuliani Leads Three Democrats in Florida

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Republican Rudy Giuliani is the early frontrunner in Florida, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. 47 per cent of respondents in the Sunshine State would support the former New York City mayor in the 2008 United States presidential election, while 42 per cent would vote for Democratic New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Angus Reid Global Monitor

Rudy Can Win Pennsylvania for Republicans

the Real Clear Politics article

CNN: Pennsylvania Presidential Election history

Comments: the last Republican to win Pennsylvania was George Bush in 1988 vs. Michael Dukakis 51-48%.

Blog: PA For Hizzoner, Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani defends Gingrich in Reno

Newt Gingrich’s admission of having an extramarital affair as he pursued President Clinton’s impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky affair has been defended by Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.

full article

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Rudolph Giuliani is not a sell-out

At least not a sell-out when it comes to being a Yankee fan. Rudy wanted to make sure he avoided the stain that scarred Hillary a few years ago as she changed caps from Cubs to Yanks. (This is a bi-partisan, sports related post.)

Sports Frog

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Why Rudy?

"It appears to me that Rudy is going aggressively after the conservative vote," says Pennsylvania Republican and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. "He has not ceded that ground to anybody."

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article

Friday, March 09, 2007

Of firefighters and politics

Firefighters for Democrats

Firefighters for Rudy

South Carolina Firefighters Announce Support for Mayor Rudy Giuliani

update 3/10/07::: Firefighters Divided In Support For Giuliani

Bloggers blogging about Rudy this Friday

Over at The Political Dogs, Dave asks if the Democrats are running scared and concludes the whole firefighter thing was manufactured.

Steven Stark sets the odds at EVEN for Rudy to win the GOP nomination with a complete analysis at The Phoenix.

Reason does its usual hit and run analysis with their Hit & Run blog about Rudy power, etc.

Debbie Schlussel likes Rudy's appeal to independent voters.

California: SurveyUSA Election Poll

CA Republican Primary:
11 months to the make-or-break California Republican Primary, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani appears to have Arizona Senator John McCain outflanked on multiple fronts, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 562 Likely California Republican Primary voters conducted exclusively for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco and KGTV-TV San Diego. Today, it's Giuliani 41%, McCain 23%, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich 13%, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 8%. Giuliani leads McCain among Pro-Choice voters, and among Pro-Life voters, McCain runs 3rd behind Giuliani and Gingrich; Giuliani leads among both those who support and those who oppose same-sex marriage; Giuliani leads among those who are for stem-cell research and those against it; Giuliani leads among those who own guns and those who don't; Giuliani leads among those who think global warming is real and among those who think global warming is made-up; and Giuliani leads among those who think the USA needs a military draft and among those who think the USA does not. Giuliani leads McCain 2:1 among Conservatives, where McCain runs 3rd to Gingrich; Giuliani leads McCain by 20 points among Moderates. McCain, from the neighboring state of Arizona, does not get above 26% in any age group nor in any region of California.

SurveyUSA Election Poll #11894

LA Times: Giuliani leads GOP pack, doing it his way

By Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — Rudy for president? For months, it seemed unfathomable.

A liberal on social issues with a scandal-ridden personal life, Rudolph W. Giuliani was viewed as such a black sheep by many conservatives in the GOP family that he continually was confronted by the question: "Are you really going to run?"

LA Times

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Wall Street Journal/ NBC News Republican Poll

GOP 2008 Presidential field:

Rudy Giuliani 38%
John McCain 24%
Newt Gingrich 10%
Mit Romney 8%

Rudy Giuliani has wooed Rep. Peter King away from Sen. John McCain

NY Daily News article


"The axiom is as old as human striving: The perfect is the enemy of the good. In politics, this means that insisting on perfection in a candidate interferes with selecting a satisfactory one."

The George Will article

And, a select blog reaction -

Hillbilly White Trash


Giuliani 2008 comments: news flash ... conservatives still do not like George Will.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Bloggers blogging about Rudy this Friday

various blogs thinking and writing about Rudy...

Captain's Quarters:: Rudy Speaks

California Conservative: Romney Blasts Giuliani

the corner/NRO:: Giuliani

Voice of Utah:: Will Giuliani Play in Peoa?

Rudy Giuliani Speaks at CPAC

This morning, the 34th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC heard from Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. This event was covered live by CSPAN.

Before a packed audience, and an introduction by George Will, Rudy Giuliani said the following:

"We have to make a government that functions. One of my heroes is Ronald Reagan and he spoke here 12 times. The people in this room represent a new generation of a Reagan revolution."

"Reagan taught us optimistic leadership. He was a leader which is a combination of being a visionary and a practical person who can achieve results. He had great dreams and visions. He saw a world that could be free of Communism. He saw it as not just another alternative economic philosophy. He saw it as an evil that took from people the most important thing they have. Freedom."

"We believe in lowering taxes. I don't just believe it, I did it many times in NYC. The first time I did it, it was the hotel occupancy tax. It was a small cut and it was the only one I could get from the City Council and State Legislature because we had a big deficit and they wanted to add taxes. The day after we accomplished it, my first deputy mayor, came into my room and said "You just set a record for tax cuts". I said that can't be; it was a measly tax cut. He said it was the only tax cut done in NY."

"We took the welfare program and were able to remove 5-600,000 from the welfare rolls. We turned the welfare agencies into employment agencies. We changed the name of the NYC welfare office to the NYC Job Center."

"We don't say that as someone better than any one else. We say that in a spirit of gratitude and it's our job to share it with everyone else and move forward with the vision that Ronald Reagan had -- as a shining city on the hill. As a nation that will be a leader in the world."

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Giuliani 1, Hunter 2 in South Carolina

"I think this is one small event of a very, very, long campaign, but it's a clear indication that the mayor's message of leadership and his proven track record is resonating," Giuliani spokesperson Elliot Bundy said.


Mayor Giuliani Announces Theodore Olson as Chair of Justice Advisory Committee

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee today announced that former Solicitor General Theodore Olson will chair the Mayor’s Justice Advisory Committee.