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    09/04/2007 7:17:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 170 replies · 2,325+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani - the thrice-married presidential candidate who staunchly supported abortion rights, gun control and gay rights as the Big Apple's mayor - is receiving a surprising level of support from social and religious conservatives. A recent Diageo/Hotline poll shows Giuliani leading the GOP field among Christian evangelicals and abortion opponents. He beats his nearest rival, ex-Sen. Fred Thompson,
  • Giuliani Hires Controversial GOP Media Firm (No More Mr. Nice Guy, Time To See the Real Rudy?)

    08/24/2007 8:17:26 AM PDT · by hardback · 23 replies · 1,090+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 24, 2007 | BY CRAIG GORDON |
    WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani has worked hard to be Mr. Nice Guy in his campaign, but that could change with his hiring of a GOP firm that has drawn fire for controversial TV ads. Giuliani yesterday named Scott Howell & Company to head his media team, and the Dallas-based company has gained a reputation as one of its party's toughest - and most successful - ad-makers. Howell drew fire last year for producing a Republican spot criticizing Democratic Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford's trip to a Playboy party that ended with an actress looking into the camera and saying, "Harold, call...
  • Final 2nd Quarter FEC Reports

    07/18/2007 10:15:17 AM PDT · by dangus · 15 replies · 532+ views
    FEC ^ | as of 7.18.07 | Compiled by Dangus
    The July 15th FEC reports for presidential candidates are avilable. Below are the results for all declared candidates. Fred Thompson is not included, since he has not yet filed as a candidate with FEC. McCain is not quite as dead as many have made him out to be; some reports said he was down to about a quarter million dollars. But he IS dead... Romney is running on his own money, it seems... Kucinich is absolutely bankrupt... Romney has bought his standing in New Hampshire and Iowa by spending $34 million;... Nader doesn't look like he's preparing for another run...
  • Unreported from the Bloomberg poll: THOMPSON Leads among GOP; USA HATES 'Rat Congress!

    06/11/2007 9:23:15 PM PDT · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,576+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dangus, from
    The Los Angeles Times article about the Bloomberg poll it sponsored highlighted the fact that Fred Thompson is only six points behind Rudy Giuliani in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. For those watching the nomination polls, that's encouraging but hardly shocking. But many other poll results are downright surprising. For instance, the LA Times treats Republican-leaning independents as Republican primary voters, as if the rest of the nation followed California's relatively unique system of open primaries. But Giuliani leads among independents, 31-17. The category “Conservative Republicans” seems to track very closely to an estimate of the results of...

    06/04/2007 10:36:57 PM PDT · by dangus · 13 replies · 937+ views
    CALIFORNIA RESULTS: Poll Date Giuliani McCain Romney Gingrich Thompson Spread SurveyUSA 06/01 - 06/03 28 21 11 8 21 Giuliani +7.0 SurveyUSA 05/04 - 05/06 34 21 12 9 11 Giuliani +13.0 SurveyUSA 03/03 - 03/05 41 23 8 13 -- Giuliani +18.0 In CA GOP Gold Rush, Fred Thompson leaps into 2nd-Place Tie with McCain, 7 Points Behind Giuliani: Eight months to the newly accelerated and suddenly critical California Republican Primary, the contest destabilizes and further tightens, according to a SurveyUSA poll of likely GOP Primary voters, conducted exclusively for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, and KGTV-TV San...
  • Free Republic Poll, Part 2 (includes partials from Part 1)

    05/25/2007 11:27:14 AM PDT · by dangus · 43 replies · 1,153+ views
    1. Who would you vote for, given the current field? A. Gilmore B. Giuliani C. Huckabee D. Hunter E. McCain F. Paul G. Romney H. Tancredo I. Tommy Thompson 2. Who would you vote for, knowing that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich would be candidates? A. Gilmore B. Gingrich C. Giuliani D. Huckabee E. Hunter F. McCain G. Paul H. Romney I. Tancredo J. Fred Thompson K. Tommy Thompson 3. Suppose it's after New Hampshire, and most of the lesser known candidates have dropped out. Who would you vote for? (PLEASE answer this one.) A. Giuliani B. McCain C. Romney...
  • Rudy flips gun stance

    05/24/2007 1:51:07 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 138 replies · 5,844+ views
    Newsday ^ | May 23, 2007 | CRAIG GORDON
    KEENE, N.H. -- Rudolph Giuliani Wednesday sounded open to letting anyone who's not a criminal or mental patient carry a concealed handgun -- even telling a woman who packs a piece in New York that it's OK with him. (snip) Giuliani's days as a crusading anti-gun mayor are behind him now that he's running for president, and Wednesday he staked out a simple test for concealed-carry permits, which are tightly controlled in New York. He asked two questions -- Are you a criminal, and have you ever been institutionalized? -- and to the laughter of the audience, rendered his verdict...
  • Kuhner: A Giuliani victory will drive Christians out of the GOP

    05/24/2007 1:00:37 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 121 replies · 2,607+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 5/23/2007 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    - Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the editor of Insight ( Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy threatens to shatter the Republican Party. The former New York mayor remains the party’s front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination. If this trend continues, his victory will mark the end of the modern GOP. Ever since Barry Goldwater, the Republicans have become the country’s conservative party. The party stands not only for limited government, low taxes, capitalism and strong national defense, but for something even more fundamental: God, family and bourgeois civilization. The GOP has been the only national political institution willing to defend Judeo-Christian morality from...
  • Political Observers Suggest Rudy Giuliani Drop "I Hate Abortion" Language

    05/23/2007 4:24:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies · 2,224+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/23/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani knows his pro-abortion views don't go over well with a Republican Party whose membership is largely pro-life. He's tried to deflect criticism in recent weeks by saying he "hates" abortion -- reminiscent of the attempts other candidates have made to highlight their personal opposition to abortion. "I hate abortion," the ex-New York City mayor has said repeatedly, then adding, "people ultimately have to make that choice. If a woman chooses that, that's her choice, not mine. That's her morality, not mine." Yet, the "personally opposed but" position that emphasizes an opposition to abortion but...
  • What is happening to Protestantism's political influence?

    05/22/2007 11:03:30 PM PDT · by dangus · 26 replies · 982+ views
    None ^ | 5.21.07 | Dangus
    Congressional leaders: Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi, D Catholic House Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer, D Baptist House Minority Leader: John Boehner, R Catholic Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid, D Mormon Senate Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell, R Baptist Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice John Roberts, Catholic John Paul Stevens, Protestant Antonin Scalia, Catholic Anthony Kennedy, Catholic Clarence Thomas, Catholic David Souter, Episcopalian Steven Breyer, Jewish Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jewish Samuel Alito, Catholic Governors of largest states: Californa: Arnold Schwartzenegger, R Catholic Texas: Rick Perry, R Methodist New York: Elliot Spitzer, D Jewish Florida: Jeb Bush, D Catholic Illinois: Rod Blogojevich,...
  • VANITY POLL: Who would you vote for in the primary?

    05/22/2007 9:46:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 125 replies · 1,614+ views
    None ^ | 5/23/07 | Dangus Vanity
    It's been a long time since there was an official FR poll on this subject, and I'd like to propose certain conditions: 1. Who would you vote for, given the current field? A. Gilmore B. Giuliani C. Huckabee D. Hunter E. McCain F. Paul G. Romney H. Tancredo I. Fred Thompson J. Tommy Thompson 2. Who would you vote for, knowing that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich would be candidates? A. Gilmore B. Gingrich C. Giuliani D. Huckabee E. Hunter F. McCain G. Paul H. Romney I. Tancredo J. Fred Thompson K. Tommy Thompson 3. Suppose it's after New Hampshire,...
  • Planned Parenthood Sings Praises of Rudy Giuliani Speech on Abortion

    05/14/2007 11:17:05 AM PDT · by · 64 replies · 1,118+ views ^ | May 14, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani isn't doing himself any favors on abortion by upsetting pro-life Republican voters will constant reminders that he's pro-abortion. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards isn't helping him either as she lavished praise on the former New York City mayor over a speech he gave Friday. Last week, Giuliani appeared in Houston for a campaign stop and told voters there that his record as New York mayor and his dealing with issues like terrorism and crime made him the best candidate for president. He said Republicans should support him on that basis even though he disagrees...
  • GOP Candidates Divided Evenly in Early Election Contests

    05/10/2007 3:33:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 21 replies · 749+ views
    Various ^ | 5/10/07 | Compiled by Dangus
    By February 6, the primaries should be settled, because most states will have held elections or caucuses by then. But only six states will likely make their decisions before February 5. And "front-runner" Rudy Giuliani is trailing badly in five of them. In Iowa, according to American Res. Group, John McCain leads Giuliani 26-19. Romney and Thompson are at 14 and 13 percent, each. In New Hampshire, according to Survey USA, Romney has built a sizeable lead, gaining 32% of the vote. Giuliani and McCain are virtually tied for 2nd, with 23 and 22 percent, respectively. In Nevada, Giuliani trails...
  • Suddenly, New Hampshire Likes What It Sees in Romney [Romney Leading in NH Poll After GOP Debate]

    05/07/2007 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Unmarked Package · 120 replies · 1,887+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | April 7, 2007 | Unattributed
    In the first poll of New Hampshire Republican Primary voters since the GOP debate at the Reagan Library last week, Mitt Romney, former Governor of neighboring Massachusetts, jumps into a breathtaking lead over Rudolph Giuliani and John McCain, according to a SurveyUSA poll of likely NH Republican Primary voters conducted exclusively for WBZ-TV Boston. Romney gets 32% today, measurably better than Giuliani at 23% and McCain at 22%, who tie for 2nd place. Actor Fred Thompson, who was not included in previous SurveyUSA polling of New Hampshire GOP Primary voters, but who is included in these results, finishes 4th, at...
  • Post Debate Polls: Clinton Has Momentum, GOP Race Tightens

    05/08/2007 10:48:31 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 4 replies · 486+ views
    real clear politics ^ | 5/8/07 | JOHN MCINTYRE
    USA Today/Gallup has a rather extensive post-debate poll out on both the Democratic and Republican fields in the race for the White House. Since January in the GOP field Rudy Giuliani has ranged from 31% - 44% and comes in at 34% in this most recent Gallup poll. John McCain ranges from 16% - 27% (20% today) and Mitt Romney 3% - 9% (7% today). Interestingly, of the "Big Three" announced candidates all of them lost support from Gallup's previous poll (Giuliani -1, McCain -2, Romney -2) while the two heavyweights who were not on stage at last week's debate...

    05/05/2007 11:06:59 PM PDT · by jdm · 167 replies · 2,358+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 04, 2007 | Carl Campanile
    Rudy Giuliani portrayed himself as the heir to Ronald Reagan at the first Republican debate last night, talking tough on terrorism - but struggling to present a clear and consistent position on abortion. Giuliani, who strongly supported abortion rights during his eight years as mayor, said he would not object to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision affirming abortion. "It would be OK to repeal it," said Giuliani, who is courting key anti-abortion voters in the GOP primaries. But he then added that "it would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as...
  • Giuliani Does Have A Prayer In The South

    05/02/2007 6:04:11 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 92 replies · 865+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 5/2/07 | Marsha Mercer
    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.On Giuliani's Web site,, there's a link to a blog by David Brody, a political reporter for...
  • DEM DEAN FLINGS DIRT AT RUDY [It ain't dirt if it's truth and the man is proud of it!]

    04/28/2007 3:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 390 replies · 5,491+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    April 28, 2007 -- Rudy Giuliani's stormy personal life will be a "serious" liability in his campaign for president, Democratic National Committee boss Howard Dean charged yesterday. "His personal life is a serious problem for him," Dean said in a CNN interview, adding that Giuliani "has a lot of character issues." Dean's attack comes days after Giuliani claimed that the Democratic presidential hopefuls are surrendering in the war on Iraq and that America would be safer under a GOP president.
  • Giuliani Defends Terror Attack Comments

    04/26/2007 5:14:23 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies · 835+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2006 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (April 26) - Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday rebuked Republican rival Rudy Giuliani for suggesting that the United States could face another major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected in 2008. The former New York mayor did not back down. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama said Giuliani, who was in office on Sept. 11, 2001, should not be making the terrorist threat into "the punchline of another political attack." "Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low and I believe Americans are ready to reject those kind of politics," Obama said in a statement....
  • Obama Rebukes Giuliani Over Terrorism Comments

    04/25/2007 8:16:07 AM PDT · by meg88 · 72 replies · 1,923+ views
    Staten Island Live ^ | 4/25/2007, 10:33 a.m. EDT | Nadra Pickelr
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama rebuked Republican White House rival Rudy Giuliani Wednesday for suggesting the United States could face another major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected in 2008. Obama, an Illinois senator, said the man who served as New York mayor's during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks should not be making the serious threat that faces the country into "the punchline of another political attack." "Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low and I believe Americans are ready to reject those kind of politics," Obama said in a statement....