Skip to comments.Pickens's New Commodity: Giuliani
Posted on 04/17/2007 9:05:10 PM PDT by FairOpinion
The News: Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens Jr. emerges as a leading fund raiser for Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
The Upshot: Mr. Giuliani so far has raised more money in this key state than all Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.
T. Boone Pickens Jr. has made most of his estimated $2.5 billion fortune in the oil market over the past eight years. Now, the Texan is betting big money on a bull market in another commodity: the presidential candidacy of Rudy Giuliani.
The 78-year-old hedge-fund manager and former corporate raider says he has raised more than $500,000 for Mr. Giuliani's campaign.
Mr. Pickens says he first met Mr. Giuliani at the taping of a television show in 1987. But he didn't see him again until 2001, when, as New York City's mayor, Mr. Giuliani welcomed him to his office after Mr. Pickens made a $1 million personal donation to the Twin Towers Fund that helped families of firefighters and police officers killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack.
Impressed by Mr. Giuliani's handling of the attack, Mr. Pickens says he got to know Mr. Giuliani better over dinner at the home of Mr. Bailey in April 2005. Mr. Pickens says he asked Mr. Giuliani then whether he would consider a presidential run. "He said his business was going well and he wasn't sure," Mr. Pickens recalls.
Mr. Pickens backed President Bush in the 2004 election. ... he did contribute $3 million to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and its controversial advertising campaign attacking the Vietnam War record of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.
"Stylistically, Texans like the Giuliani swagger," says Republican political consultant Roger Stone. "He's a tough guy, and Texans like tough guys."
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How many times must I say FR is a conservative site? We do not support abortionism, homosexualism, feminisim, environmentalism, gun control, liberalism, socialism, etc, etc, etc. When I say I suspect we will become even more conservative than we already are, possibly via attrition if nothing else, what do you think Im referring to? When FR starts pushing hard and I mean hard against abortion, gay marriage, homosexual education forced on our school children, pandering to illegal aliens, gun control, McCaine-Feingold type usurpation, global warming, etc, etc, even if supported or advanced by the GOP, then I fully suspect certain types of moderate/liberal Republican supporters are probably going to be a little uncomfortable here. We will be fighting for traditional American conservatism no matter who we have to fight against and Im afraid thats going to piss off some folks.
Jim Robinson, 3/2/07
“Reckon ol’ Roger’s another one of his queer buddies?”
Jim - FO says I am “chasing everyone away from FR:” He posts “proof”. If I am hurting FR, say the word and I can (and will) stop.
FO is behaving more and more like a lib troll every day.
Give it a break troll.
Thanks for posting that, narses. Bookmark and BTTT
I understand. But then we live in a land where liberalism is celebrated day after day. Sadly some folks are easily fooled. I fear the 2008 election cycle will be long, hard and nasty and decisive as far as the future of our once free land.
Nope,worse than that. He did his last “Republican” strategy for the Reverend Al. (Yep,that one.)
I’m praying so hard that the tide will turn when Fred Thompson announces his candidacy. He just may be the man who can pull Republicans back together again. There was a thread today that said he may announce in May. Here’s to hope.
Agree with Jim's position on most all of the above. (Human-caused) global warming is the only one I haven't made up my mind about.
Can you explain your post, please? I didn`t understand. (not the first time for me)
Come on, how far back are you going?
At least have the decency to date this 10+year old statement.
Basically, sacrificing Conservative Ideals for a fake Republican is not a good idea.
We end up with either Dem-Lite, Spineless Fake Republicans or both.
BASICALLY, LOSING ELECTIONS TO HILLORAT IS NOT GOOD FOR MY GRANDCRITTERS. WE END UP LOSING ON EVERY AND ALL ISSUES THEN.
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