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Giuliani to ‘take a look at 2012′ presidential run

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Laura Donovan
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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNBC Thursday evening that he’s “absolutely” open to running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

“I will take a look at 2012,” Giuliani said. “It’s really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I’ll have to evaluate as the year goes along.”

Giuliani ran for president in the 2008 primaries and earned high ratings in early polls, but ended up withdrawing from the race. Giuliani served as mayor during the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks and took an active role in rebuilding New York City in the aftermath.

The New York Post reported earlier this month that Giuliani had been gathering political advisers for a possible 2012 run.

In response to the Post article, Giuliani told MSNBC, “Of course I keep [a possible 2012 run] in the back of my mind.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rhys-Williams-Jr/515738605 Rhys Williams Jr

    i’d rather for for osama bin ladin!

  • RPFAE

    Oh, please, God, NO!

  • Callie369

    Giuliani is a has-been and if not for 9/11, he wouldn’t have anything to talk about. He didn’t do a thing except walk around the 9/11 site and keep his face on TV.

    He kisses the butts of illegal aliens, opened up the taxpayers pockets (public trough) to them, and is for shamnesty! We should send him to Mexico! Maybe since he is such a great law enforcement guy, he can straighten Mexico out where the VAST majority of the illegals can return home. (Latinos make up 80% of the illegals, and Mexicans 80% of the latinos.)

    We don’t need any of the previous candidates running. What we need is new blood. Are you listening Pence, Bachmann, Palin……….etc? And Pawlenty screwed WI on its senator, so who needs him? We need someone who will SEAL THE BORDER and ENFORCE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS so that the illegal aliens will have no alternative……self-deport or starve!!!!

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  • mapletree

    I do hope Rudy does run. I’ve heard him interviewed dozens of times and like what I hear. Also as a Texan, I think he would be popular in the south and doesn’t have the east coast elitist attitude that some candidates have.

  • glassmaker

    He can take a look and keep on walking.

  • thamesford

    Does Rudy have a time machine and a constitutional date adjuster? (Based on the headline that is)

    Giuliani to ‘take a look at 2010′ presidential run

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/21/giuliani-to-take-a-look-at-2010-presidential-run/#ixzz1Bgdv4xml

  • lakym97

    The headline says “2010″ as does the figure caption. Might want to fix that.