Skip to comments.Rudy for president?
Posted on 07/08/2006 8:12:30 AM PDT by mathprof
Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.
The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. Sen. John McCain's 24 percent was second, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich third at 8 percent. National polls all year have shown Giuliani running either first or second to McCain, with the rest of the presidential possibilities far behind.
Republican insiders respond to these numbers by saying rank-and-file GOP voters will abandon Giuliani once they realize his position on abortion, gay rights and gun control. Party strategists calculate that if he actually runs, he must change on at least one of these issues.
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Huh? What leftwinger? My point is merely that both Guliani AND McLame are unacceptable. If either get the nomination, there will be a great sucking sound - a mass desertion of the party by social and moral conservatives. Mark my words.
I haven't done battle with gun grabbing, abortion pushing, sodomy approving liberal moonbats for 50 years, to turn around and vote for one.
Agreed on Rudy over Hillary or McPain, but you don't have to look too far to find a better Conservative than Rudy.
Right now, George Allen will make an interesting candidate IMO. But its early yet.
I remember MANY people after four years of Bill Clinton saying things just like that. Then we got four more years of him.
Illegal immigration? Crickets...
I may be wrong but Rudy is also pretty much fiscally conservative so that is a big plus as well to keep this economy rolling.
Illegal immigration? Crickets...
I hold the same position on Rudy Giuliani that JimRob has towards John McCain.
"If you do run, I'm afraid you're gonna be at least one vote short. And that's a campaign promise you can take to the bank."
Jim Robinson on John McCain
And how will that change the makeup of the Supremes? The next two most likely to retire are Ginzy and comrade Stevens. Perhaps the poofster Souter may leave too. The statis quo is the result.
You can shake the hoary head of Hillary! at me all you like. I am not afraid.
I'll agree; of course my first choice would be a true Conservative (both fiscally and socially) would be Pence.
I can't see many others than he that would fit the bill of being a true 'conservative-conservative' in the line of Reagan or Goldwater..
(WE NEED TO TAKE OUR PARTY BACK FROM THE RINO'S)
Sorry. I misunderstood your remark.
Illegal immigration? Crickets chirping...
As many independents and MANY quasi-Democrats would flock into the polls to vote for him. I doubt anybody would particularly notice the sucking sound.
I'd vote for him.
Whatever label you want to pin on him, there is no disputing that Abraham Lincoln trampled on the Constitution, instituted the income tax, denied habeas corpus, and fomented a war that cost 600,000 American lives.
The Democrats and the RINOS love to worship at the altar of Abraham, which should be instructive enough.
He was our worst President, by far.
Yeppers. And that Jim Rob rant on McManiac is a classic. I missed it. Thanks for digging it up!
I think what we all want is to keep Hillary out of the White House. I'll vote for the Republican nominee regardless of who it is.
Oh boy. Here we go!
Around FR it looks like Tom Tancredo, Newt Gingrich and George Allen are garnering some serious support. Tancredo is a solid Reagan conservative, who is serious about seeing HR4437 become law. Gingrich is the architect of the Contract With America and responsible for the GOP regaining control of Congress in 1994. For now, George Allen is a big question mark for me, but Allen has a conservative record on most issues. Pence has no national support and I don't think he has much regional support either.
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