"I might get flamed.."
I might get flamed too, but I'll vote for him if he runs.
Not too hard to pick Rudy over a known Marxist and a absolute nutjob.
He'll play hell getting the Nomination, though.
Desperate times, desparate measures.
I disagree with some of his stances. But I think the single biggest issue we are facing right now is the War on Terror. I would rather vote for a canadate who I think would do well on the biggest issue we are facing then to get someone who might be 100% in line with my views but not as capable a leader in the War on Terror.
I'd back him.
Gun control, I hope.
No insider - but this is a "Duh!" statement of the highest magnitude.
Rudy and McManiac, for that matter, have NO chance. That's zero / zilch / nada!
Rudy had his chance to take on Hillary for the Senate seat. He could have made an excellent NY Senator.
Way too liberal for the rest of the country.
The first WashDC insider to report that Rudy Giuliani will try and buck the system, becoming the first full fledged liberal Republican to EVER be nominated for President.
Will conservatives vote for a pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-illegal immigrant and pro-homo rights candidate? Giuliani is a solid northeast liberal. A NYCity liberal. Is this what America wants as a leader? I don't think so.
Btw, is Rudy a better choice then John McCain? The choice would be between Giuliani the liberal and McCain the mavarick/moderate-conservative. Think about it.
At minimum, I hope he dives in. He's be a great addition to the fray.
There is no way Hillary will be the Dem nominee. She is a horrible speaker and a crappy campaigner. So you don't have to worry about a Rudy Hillary match-up. I want a conservative. Someone who will perpetuate Bush's war on terror and Reagan's war on government. No more compassion. I love W but i think on spending and immigration he just tried to make everyone happy and in the end no one was. I think the person who can do this is Newt Gingrich. I was skeptical of him but watching him speak on C-Span last month he blew me away with his ideas. And they weren't Utopian pie in the sky platitudes they were real tangible goals.
Rudy would be a fine pick for a different job. But he is a social liberal with a mess of a personal history. Nice guy but wrong choice for President.
Rudy Giuliani is like Joe Lieberman, someone who is very good on national security issues but is extremely liberal on abortion (even opposing the partial-birth abortion ban!), taxes, guns, special rights for gays, and most other issues. Maybe I'm being a bit unfair when I say that Rudy is just like Lieberman, since Rudy is a lot tougher on crime than is Lieberman, but the reality is that Rudy's issue positions are a lot closer to those of a liberal Democrat such as Lieberman (who, belying Kossite whinings, actually had an ACU rating of 0 last year) than to those of a moderate-to-conservative Republican such as John McCain. I thought I would never support a third-party candidate for the presidency, but if GOP primary voters are stupid enough to nominate Rudy Giuliani in 2008, I will have to support (to my chagrin) the Constitution Party nominee or maybe an independent candidacy by a conservative who doesn't want the election to be a choice between two liberal extremists.
As I have said before, I think that Rudy's positions on national security and crime are so good that I would support him for Governor of NY or even for U.S. Senator (I almost never support a pro-abort for the Senate, since they tend to vote against conservative judicial nominees, but this being NY I'd make an exception), but there is no way that he can be the GOP presidential or VP nominee without destroying our party.
I'll take Hillary! over Rudy or McInsane. I figure that four years of her (IF she lasts that long) and this country won't vote for a crat for president for at least forty years.
LOL. Now that's a principled conservative for you.
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'd vote for him.
Unbelievable. Anti-2nd Amendment, pro-abortion on demand, and gay marriage supporter and most of the comments on this thread are supportive for Rudy as POTUS??? If the standards aren't higher for POTUS than this we're doomed.
How is Rudy on illegal immigration? Last I heard he likes the senate amnesty bill. Just great!
Why the heck would any conservative vote for Giuliani, McCain or Hagel in a republican primary. No thanks!