Thursday, May 31, 2007

Presidential Hopeful Rudy Giuliani Visits Bay Area

(AP) BURLINGAME Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday declared that California's early primary has made the state more than a political ATM—just as he accepted a check from a supporter during a visit to a cafe and headed to two fundraising events.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Giuliani says he'd welcome Thompson into Republican race | AP

Rudy Giuliani says he'd welcome former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson into the presidential race.

But campaigning today in California, Giuliani argued that he's still the stronger candidate in terms of cutting taxes, fighting terrorism and bringing traditionally Democratic states -- like New York and California -- into play in a general election.

Still, Giuliani could be hindered if Thompson grabs the attention of Republicans who are looking for a candidate to beat Democrats, but are uneasy with Giuliani's support for gay rights and abortion rights.

read>>>Fred Thompson 2008

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rudy Giuliani and General Patton

The Libertarian Republican blog comments and reviews Rudy Giuliani's recent speech at the Citadel.

One comment stood out:

"Rudy is a very powerful speaker, and I just don't see how a candy ass like Jonathan Edwards can stand up to him in a debate."

Friday, May 25, 2007

Giuliani Leads Democrats in Ohio

If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were (the Democrat) and (the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Rudy Giuliani (R) 47% - 43% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Rudy Giuliani (R) 43% - 42% Barack Obama (D)
Rudy Giuliani (R) 48% - 40% Al Gore (D)

John McCain (R) 45% - 44% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
John McCain (R) 41% - 44% Barack Obama (D)
John McCain (R) 45% - 42% Al Gore (D)

Fred Thompson (R) 39% - 47% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 34% - 45% Barack Obama (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 39% - 44% Al Gore (D)

Source: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
Methodology: Telephone interviews to 939 registered Ohio voters, conducted from May 8 to May 13, 2007. Margin of error is 3.2 per cent

Angus Reid Global Monitor

DiL: TNR looks at Giuliani, finds socially moderate Republicans

Dreams Into Lightning blog

This blog comments on a recent article in The New Republic favorably examining the candidacy of Rudy Giuliani.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

New Florida Poll (Giuliani 27%, Fred Thompson 22%)

An image from the city of Miami. creative commons attribution: tomalu; via

Republicans Giuliani 27% Thompson 22% Romney 18% McCain 12%

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Giuliani: I Can Battle for the Blue States

Associated Press | May 22, 2007

Rudy Giuliani campaigned Tuesday for a second straight day across New York with a message aimed obviously at Republicans outside his home state: I can battle them for the blues.

The "them" is, of course, the Democrats who have been making much of picking up a red state or two and winning back the White House, perhaps riding there with Giuliani's home-state rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Giuliani pledges to take the battle against the Democrats to the blue states.

Rudy opposes the now postponed Senate immigration bill

The Quotes:

The former New York Mayor said he would like for there to be a system or database that would allow the government to “know everybody who is in the United States, who comes here from a foreign country”.

“If you make that your goal then everything follows from that or leads to that,” he added. “There should be a tamper proof id card, biometric id card that everyone who comes here from a foreign country should have. In order to make sure you identify everyone, in order to be secure.”

“Let’s see what happens in the debates they have now, the Senate has to debate it, the House as to debate it,” said Giuliani. “Let’s see if they can put something like that in, it that ends up giving us more security. The present version of the bill however … I don’t think that accomplishes that.”

This leaves McCain as the ONLY GOP Presidential candidate supporting the bill as submitted - out on an immigration limb that has little or no GOP voter base support.

read more at FullosseousFlap’s blog

Rudy Giuliani talks to David Letterman about the war

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ethnic Democrats for Rudy?

As if it were any question, the NY State GOP will endorse Rudy Giuliani for President. GOP chairman for NY State Joseph Mondello is endorsing Rudy today in Manhattan, and he'll go to Albany for an event with State Senate Majority leader Joseph Bruno. Last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton, but how likely do you think it'll be an actual Hillary vs. Rudy matchup in 2008?

read more at Gothamist

New York GOP Begins Lining Up Behind Giuliani

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's state Republican Party hierarchy was slated to officially begin lining up behind "favorite son'' Rudy Giuliani's presidential candidacy on Monday.

read more at 1010wins

Republicans 2008: Giuliani 24%, McCain 17% Not sure 24%

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Public support for Rudy Giuliani fell among Republican Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News. 24 per cent of respondents would vote for the former New York City mayor in a 2008 presidential primary, down nine points since April.

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research

Friday, May 18, 2007

But Who Was Right -- Rudy or Ron?

Human Events | Pat Buchanan

It was the decisive moment of the South Carolina debate.

Hearing Rep. Ron Paul recite the reasons for Arab and Islamic resentment of the United States, including 10 years of bombing and sanctions that brought death to thousands of Iraqis after the Gulf War, Rudy Giuliani broke format and exploded:

"That's really an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of 9-11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I have ever heard that before, and I have heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11.

McCain-Giuliani Fan-Fest

NY Times | By Marc Santora

Love was in the air when Senator John McCain and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke before New York Republicans last night.

Both men, each of whom hopes to whip the other in the Republican primary, gushed their mutual admiration and presented themselves as the 2008 campaign’s dueling frenemies.

Giuliani: Immigrants must have 'tamper-proof' IDs

Palm beach Post | By Brian E. Crowley

ORLANDO — Rudy Giuliani said he will not support any legislation to make it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in this country unless there is a requirement to force all immigrants to have "tamper proof" identification cards.

"We need to know everybody who is in the United States," the Republican presidential candidate said today.

[Blog Post] Patrick McIlheran: Right On

It's all about the bench

Rudy Reborn

It is axiomatic that presidential candidates in the primary run toward their base- to the right for Republicans and left for Democrats -- and then veer toward the center in the general election. This playbook is being carefully followed by candidates such as Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton. Both have abandoned moderation as he runs to the right on social issues, guns and campaign finance reform and she curries favor with the anti-war left by suggesting we "un-declare" war and immediately withdraw troops from Iraq. However, Rudy Giuliani is trying something quite different and if this week was any indication it may be the best shot he has at securing the nomination.

The American Spectator article

[Blog Post] Giuliani '08?

immanent eschaton: Giuliani '08?

Giuliani on Boldness, Clinton

Thursday, May 17, 2007

James Dobson to Giuliani: "The Jig is Up"

James Dobson:

The jig is up. Rudy Giuliani finally admitted in a speech at Houston Baptist College last week that he is an unapologetic supporter of abortion on demand. That revelation came as no great shock to those of us in the pro-life movement. His public pronouncements as mayor of New York, together with his more recent tap dances on the campaign trail, have told a very clear story.

More earth moving breaking news from Just Say No to Rudy Week people.

Giuliani losing steam in '08 presidential race

The Christian Science Monitor article

Another example of the ups and downs of polling.

Rudy Giuliani, Edwards Report Income

This week, many news services have reported on the released income figures from Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards. Such as:

"Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani reported a whopping $16.1 million in earned income over the past 16 months."

I am very surprised that the word whopping was not placed in bold and double underlined. The MSM conclusion: Republican money = bad; Democratic money= good.

Is it good that Bill Clinton has made a whopping $40+ million over the past several years with continued government subsidies? Just ask the MSM for the answer.

John Edwards, Al Gore and others are all entitled to make their money. You will never read them earning a whopping amount of U.S. dollars.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Responds To Ron Paul

Giuliani: Terror is biggest threat to nation

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani used an appearance here Wednesday to reinforce a point he had made all day: Republicans are best equipped to combat the threat of terrorism.

A day after GOP candidates scrapped with one another at a debate in Columbia, S.C., the former New York City mayor invoked the Sept. 11 terror attacks to argue that Republicans take a more "realistic" approach toward handling terrorism.


NRO: Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts?

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 the way, suggests that one of his staffers finally watched footage from Bill Clinton’s campaigns. Remember the old mantra of “safe, legal, and rare”?) This follows strong endorsements from the Club for Growth and from former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson here on National Review Online. And yet, questions remain about Giuliani’s conservative bona fides, and nowhere are these questions more pressing than on the issue of judicial nominees. Despite Olson’s assurances, Giuliani’s poor character judgment, as demonstrated by his attacks on Edwin Meese, the architect of Reagan’s judicial legacy, creates grave doubts about whether he is the best man to be picking federal judges.

Rudy sprints to the front

RUDY Giuliani has said that if he hadn't gone into politics, his dream job would have been to play for the New York Yankees.

I can see it. The GOP presidential hopeful could be a natural. In fact, last week, in laying out his views on abortion to a conservative audience, he hit a triple. article

Sean and Alan Talk With Rudy Giuliani After GOP Debate

SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: Mr. Mayor I know you are getting set up here. We just replayed the line that you gave to Ron Paul and his statement. You were indignant.

RUDY GIULIANI: It was sincere and it came from the heart. I mean, it reminded me of the Saudi prince who gave me the $10 million. He did the same thing. This is America's fault. The way America has outraged the world.

Look, it's real simple what happened. These people came here and killed us because of our freedom of religion, because of our freedom for women, because they hate us. And all we have to do is look at last week and these people in Fort Dix who are still here planning to kill us, three of them illegal immigrants, the other three here in other ways.

But the reality is, if you are confused about this, I think you put our country in much greater jeopardy. The reality is, these people are planning to kill us because, and this is hard for people to recognize, I usually hear this on the Democratic side. Don't usually hear it on the Republican side. You have got to face reality. If you can't face reality, you can't lead.

Results: Hot Air says Rudy Giuliani won second debate

HotAir article


The Reagan Derby

Well, with 47,617 individual Votes recorded as of 12:55AM EST on 5/4/07, The Drudge Report has provided perhaps the most sweeping and comprehensive initial survey of viewer reaction to the first GOP Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The Results thus far:


  • Mitt Romney -- 35%
  • Rudy Giuliani -- 21%
  • Ron Paul -- 16%
  • Tommy Thompson -- 7%
  • John McCain -- 6%
  • Tom Tancredo -- 5%
  • Mike Huckabee -- 4%
  • Duncan Hunter -- 3%
  • Sam Brownback -- 2%
  • Jim Gilmore -- 2%

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Giuliani does have a prayer in the South


WASHINGTON -- Everybody said Rudy Giuliani would be about as appealing in the South as a three-day-old bagel.

The former mayor of New York is a Yankee who has been married three times and supports gay rights and abortion rights.

But he drew an "overflow" crowd when he spoke to the Alabama Legislature last month, according to The Associated Press. He's campaigning in Georgia and South Carolina and dropped by a conference in North Carolina last week. He's going back to Alabama May 9.