Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rudy Readying Run For President?

Rudy Giuliani ran one of the worst presidential primary campaigns in history when he opted for a strategy to skip the early Iowa and New Hampshire races to focus on Florida. It was a strategy, that if it had worked, would have marginalized those early primaries but it was a spectacular failure.

He could never recover and despite focusing on Florida couldn't even win that state.

Despite that record in presidential primary elections, Rudy's planning on running in 2012.
Rudy Giuliani is "very close to saying he's going to run" in 2012, according to Rep. Peter King.
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"If he were to make the decision today, he would run," said King, a friend of Giuliani and supporter of his campaign in 2008.

King's comments came during a dinner with reporters in Washington Monday, and were reported by the Washington Examiner.

The former New York mayor has been contemplating a presidential run in 2012 for some time.
I doubt he's going to repeat the 2008 strategy, but he's still facing an uphill battle.

The GOP is a whole lot more conservative than it was four years ago and Rudy is far more centrist than the GOP party faithful are willing to accept these days. So, while Rudy would be more likely to pick off independents and moderates from President Obama in a head-to-head race, he's got to convince right wingers, Tea Party types, and social conservatives that his policy options are what the GOP wants or needs.

I just don't see that happening.

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