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  • Giuliani drops out of GOP race, backs McCain

    01/30/2008 3:25:49 PM PST · by Smogger · 135 replies · 288+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 30th, 2008 | AP
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the Republican presidential campaign on Wednesday and endorsed Sen. John McCain for the nomination. Giuliani made the announcement at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library a day after suffering a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary. With McCain at his side, Giuliani said the nation needed "someone who can be trusted in times of crisis." "Obviously I thought I was that person," the former New York mayor said. "The voters made another choice." He noted that he and McCain had managed to compete without running negative ads against each other and said,...
  • Giuliani Retools Stump Speech

    12/15/2007 3:02:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 104+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/15/07 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's "bold" vision for the nation sounded a lot like the same ideas he's been talking about for months, but delivered in a new package Saturday. Giuliani's address before about 200 people was billed by his campaign as a new speech that shows the former New York mayor's bold vision for the future of the country. But the 30-plus minute speech hit on similar themes: a little Hillary Rodham Clinton bashing, some reflections on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a call to make energy independence as big a priority as landing on the moon was in...
  • Rudy Giuliani Will Not Win Republican Nomination, Abortion Main Reason

    12/10/2007 4:49:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 209+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/10/07 | Steven Ertelt
    The race for the Republican nomination for president is up in the air and plausible scenarios exist whereby several candidates have a realistic shot at receiving the GOP nod. While the former New York City mayor is one of those candidates, I'm willing to go out on a limb and make a bold prediction: Rudy Giuliani will not be the Republican nominee.Perhaps I'm embolden by my own success in accurately predicting the exact electoral vote of the 2004 presidential race or, as detractors may say, perhaps I'm guilty of some wishful thinking.Let's look at the past, present and future...
  • Giuliani Defends Questionable Expenses (For Mistress)

    12/09/2007 4:54:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 137+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/9/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended the expenses incurred by his security detail as he was beginning an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan, saying police made the decision after she received threats. Giuliani in recent weeks has faced a barrage of questions about New York police security costs for his trysts with Nathan and about his business clients, which have included the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Although a U.S. ally, Qatar is accused of sheltering suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Smiling broadly and laughing at some of the tougher questions...
  • Bernard Kerik’s Unusual Philanthropic Management Practices (Rudy'$ tax-exempt mistress laundry?)

    11/30/2007 10:16:12 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Government Accountability Blog ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | BLOGGER
    EDITED EXCERPT Behind the ongoing professional disintegration of Bernard Kerik, is a tax-exempt foundation that serves as the venue for investigations earning former NYPD Commissioner Kerik unwanted headlines. When Rudy Giuliani appointed Kerik Commissioner of the City's Department of Correction and later, Police Commissioner, Kerik also ran the tax-exempt New York City Correction Foundation, serving as President. During Kerik's watch, the sole authorized signatory for the Foundation, named Frederick Patrick, looted the foundation of $137,000 (the amount prosecutors got him to cop to). A rising star in the City's law enforcement bureaucracy, Patrick was at one point Commissioner for Juvenile...
  • RUDY-RIPPING THOMPSON TRASHES APPLE (Giuliani trails in latest CNN/WMUR primary poll)

    11/24/2007 4:57:39 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 24, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent, Post Wire Services
    Fred Thompson said NYC isn't a model for the rest of the country....Giuliani should stop basing (gun-control) on his time as mayor. Giuliani and Hillary are rolling out splashy dueling bus tours. Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses are less than six weeks away.......Clinton and husband Bill plan to blanket the state virtually nonstop. Monday, Clinton jets to NH. This weekend Giuliani goes to Concord, then to City Hall in Manchester. NH votes Jan. 8. Giuliani trailed front-runner, Mitt Romney, in the latest CNN/WMUR poll...with 16% to Romney's 33%. John McCain has crawled back to 2nd place with 18%.
  • 9/11 Firefighters and Family Members Plot Anti-Giuliani Ad Campaign [MUST READ]

    11/18/2007 8:28:46 AM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 159 replies · 1,279+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2007 | TAHMAN BRADLEY
    A group of 9/11 firefighters and victims' family members with eyes on derailing Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is close to a decision on forming an entity that would run issue ads in key early nominating states. "TV made him a hero, and we'll use TV to take him down," New York Fire Chief Jim Riches told ABC News. The final decision about the formation of an outside entity will happen sometime within the next few weeks after the group finalizes its plans at a meeting scheduled for after Thanksgiving. So far, though, under Riches' leadership, the group has sought...
  • Giuliani has history of liberal judge appointments

    11/17/2007 11:40:51 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 108+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/16/07 | Libby Quaid/AP
    WASHINGTON - Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been winning over some conservative Republicans by promising to appoint judges in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and others who might seem likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Judges he named as New York mayor, however, could never be mistaken for Scalia. Giuliani's promise has helped overcome his abortion rights support as an issue for conservative voters. After all, the next president can do little about abortion except to name judges who interpret the law more strictly. As a result, some prominent conservatives,...
  • Is Giuliani a dime-store Dewey?

    11/17/2007 10:25:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 36+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/17/07 | Ellis Washington
    [Rudy Giuliani] a thrice-married, ex-mayor of New York whose career [43% approval rating] was on life-support, but for 9/11. ~ Ellis Washington, "Neville Chamberlain's revenge" President Truman holds up the erroneous Chicago Tribune headline in this famous photograph. When I look at the movers and shakers in modern times, I always try to find their "precedent figure" in the annals of history. For example, Republican presidential candidate, front-runner and former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani is a fascinating person. In my opinion, Giuliani's precedent figure was a man named Thomas Dewey. ~snip~Finally, in analyzing the credentials of these...
  • Giuliani launches 'Viva Rudy' campaign

    11/16/2007 5:32:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 124+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11-14-07 | ERIKA BERAS
    BY ERIKA BERAS Rudy Giuliani's presidential committee on Wednesday morning unveiled its national campaign, dubbed ''Viva Rudy,'' to reach the nation's Hispanic voters. The Miami event kicked off with an 11 a.m. news conference at La Carretta restaurant on Bird Road in Westchester. There was a similar event in Orlando. Giuliani was not present. Several local politicians and public officials were on hand to endorse the former New York City mayor. A 30-inch-by-50-inch Viva Rudy sign hung on the wall in a private second-floor room. State Rep. Rene Garcia, statewide Hispanic chairman for Giuliani's campaign, was at the event....
  • Pat Robertson Explains Support for Pro-Abortion Candidate Rudy Giuliani

    11/15/2007 4:23:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 107+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Pat Robertson appeared on the "Hannity & Colmes" show Wednesday and explained his support for pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Robertson said he believes Giuliani will appoint judges who will overturn Roe even though he backs legal abortion and has supported Planned Parenthood. Robertson said he opposes abortion and believes life begins at conception but that there are "various ways to protect life" -- with appointing judges to the Supreme Court as the top method."And I think Rudy Giuliani has assured the American people that he's going to appoint justices in the likeness of Scalia...
  • Pro-Life Advocates Blast Pat Robertson for Rudy Giuliani Endorsement

    11/08/2007 3:54:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 124+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The reaction from the pro-life community to Pat Robertson's endorsement of pro-abortion ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for the GOP nomination for president has been strong. Several pro-life groups and leaders issued statements Wednesday and Thursday saying Robertson has "sold out" the pro-life movement. The evangelical leader said he backed Giuliani because of other political issues -- most particularly his leadership after the terrorist attacks and against Islamic extremism. But pro-life advocates say Giuliani's position in favor of legalized abortion and his long record opposing any limits on the practice outweighs any other political considerations. "Pat...
  • Pro-family leaders mum on Robertson's endorsement of Rudy

    11/07/2007 4:58:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 72 replies · 64+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/7/07 | Jim Brown
    A conservative political commentator says Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president earlier today is "a big get" for the former New York mayor, but also presents the GOP frontrunner with some complications.   Robertson, the often-controversial founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Christian Coalition, says he is endorsing Giuliani because he is "a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans." The host of CBN's 700 Club made the announcement Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Matthew Continetti of the Weekly...
  • Weyrich: I Want to Stop Giuliani

    11/06/2007 10:42:42 AM PST · by logician2u · 145 replies · 273+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 5, 2007 | Phil Brennan
    Paul Weyrich, one of the nation’s most influential conservative leaders, says he is out to prevent Rudy Giuliani from winning the Republican nomination for president — and predicts the religious right will unite behind any GOP candidate except Rudy. In an exclusive interview with, Weyrich also predicts Republicans face a “disaster” in the Senate in next year’s elections, says Hillary Clinton would be the easiest Democratic candidate to defeat, and charges that the Bush administration’s Iraq policy has been a “mistake” from the beginning. Weyrich is no stranger to speaking his mind. As Chairman and CEO of the Washington-based...
  • Half of Americans Want to Know Candidate's Abortion Stance Before Voting

    10/29/2007 4:23:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 84+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/29/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new poll conducted by Fox News finds that almost half of all voters want to know where a candidate stands on the issue of abortion before casting their vote for or against him. The poll is the latest to show that abortion still has a significant impact for voters, despite media pronouncements to the contrary. The new survey, released on Friday, finds 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate's position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say they don't. A candidate's position on abortion is more important for pro-life voters than...
  • Abortion Advocate Says Rudy Giuliani's Adoption Claims "Unsupportable"

    10/29/2007 3:56:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/29/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani has tried hard to use his supposed advocacy of adoption as the mayor of New York to combat Republican opposition to his pro-abortion views as he campaigns for president. His pro-adoption claims have been refuted on previous occasions and now a leading abortion advocate says they are "unsupportable." Cory Richards is the senior vice president and vice president for public policy at the Guttmacher Institute, a research group affiliated with Planned Parenthood.Richards wrote an opinion column published in the Los Angeles Times on Monday saying that Giuliani's claims that his adoption advocacy resulted in...
  • Giuliani's Policy Professor: Bill Simon Jr.

    10/26/2007 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2007 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Starting last fall, when Giuliani first called Bill Simon and said he was running for president, Simon, 56, has been more responsible than anyone for Giuliani's policy education, and he has been the agent charged with managing the sometimes eager, sometimes awkward relationship between the former mayor of a liberal city and the conservative establishment. Well before Giuliani said publicly that he would be a candidate, Simon put him through a rolling seminar that those in the campaign called Simon University, bringing in thinkers to brief Giuliani on key issues. The result is that though many of Giuliani's campaign operatives...
  • Looking for Mr. Right [it's not Rudy: GOP nominates him at the price of its soul]

    10/25/2007 7:55:38 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 101 replies · 80+ views
    townhall ^ | October 26 07 | Pat Buchanan
    A McGovernite in 1972, [Rudy] boasted in the campaign of 1993 that he would "rekindle the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowitz tradition" of New York's GOP and "produce the kind of change New York City saw with ... John Lindsay." He ran on the Liberal Party line and supported Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pro-abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the June Gay Pride parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. While Ward Connerly goes state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy is an affirmative-action man. ... A Giuliani presidency would...
  • National, State Polls Show Support for Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Dropping

    10/25/2007 4:12:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 55+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/25/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani continues to drop in national and state polls following a seminal survey issued just two weeks ago by the Des Moines Register. That poll was the first to show Giuliani's campaign hurting as more Republicans recognize his pro-abortion view and newer polls show his numbers continuing to drop. A new Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll showed the lowest numbers for Giuliani of any recent surveys. Giuliani is now supported by just 21% of likely GOP voters while Fred Thompson is the top choice for 19%. Another seventeen percent are undecided while John McCain...
  • Preserving the Party: Rudy and the death of the pro-life bully pulpit

    10/25/2007 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 28 replies · 88+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/25/2007 | Paul Kengor
    “I believe no challenge is more important to the character of America than restoring the right to life to all human beings.” —Ronald Reagan, January 1984 Yes, yes, I know: A President Hillary Clinton would be Armageddon to the pro-life movement. There is no candidate — none — in the history of presidential politics as radical as Hillary Clinton on abortion. To pro-lifers, she absolutely must be defeated. That said, Rudy Giuliani is not the answer, though he may be a lesser of two evils on the issue of abortion. Acknowledging his promise to appoint “strict constructionist” judges, there are...