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Old 05-24-2011, 11:54 AM
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Rudy Giuliani Hints at 2012 Presidential Bid

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Rudy Giuliani may run for president again. With the field of potential competitors for the 2012 Republican nomination constantly fluctuating, the former New York City mayor is still testing the waters.

Although Giuliani has made no formal announcement about his bid, New York Representative Peter King told a group of journalists Monday night that he believed Giuliani would run. As a longtime Republican congressman, King operates in many of the same political circles as Giuliani, and told reporters that based off of information from his confidants and from Giuliani himself, the former mayor is “seriously considering” a presidential bid.

An anonymous high-level Republican source is also credited by CNN as saying that Giuliani has been consulting former advisers and fundraisers on whether or not he should run.

King told reporters that for the 2012 race, Giuliani will have learned from his mistakes in 2008 and focus more on early primary states like New Hampshire. However, apart from making recent appearances in the state, Giuliani does not seem to be taking many active steps toward the race for the nomination, one of his advisers told CNN.

Rudy Giuliani Hints at 2012 Presidential Bid | ThirdAge
Rudy's time may have passed,I supported him in '08 but he failed to get the nomination. Love him or hate him...he definitely has leadership qualities.

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"When Giuliani took office, more than a million New Yorkers were on welfare -- every seventh resident of the city. The new administration initiated the country's largest "workfare" program, and over the next eight years, 691,000 people moved from the welfare rolls to work and self-sufficiency."

"The new Mayor adopted the controversial "Broken Windows" theory of crime prevention, in which the smaller signs of disorder -- such as graffiti and vandalism -- are suppressed, to alter the perception that a neighborhood is out of control. Computer mapping enabled the New York Police Department to identify precise locations with the highest incidence of violent crime and direct their resources accordingly. In only two years, serious crime had been reduced by more than one-third and murder by almost half."

"Many attributed the drop in crime to the improved national economy and declining national crime rates, but crime in New York continued to decline during an economic downturn, even while it rose in the rest of the country. While a few cases of police misconduct or excessive force received intense publicity, actual police shootings declined by 40 percent during Giuliani's administration, and long overdue reforms reduced violence in the city jails by 95 percent. Over Giuliani's eight years in office, New York's crime rate fell by 57 percent, and the FBI rated New York as America's safest large city. "
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GOOOOOOOO Rudy! I'd love to see him run. He's socially pretty liberal, fiscally more conservative than dems, and strong on crime.
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Giuliani surprise leader in Republican poll

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(Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani came out on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, even though the former New York Mayor has not so far jumped into the race.

Many Republican voters quizzed in the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on Friday said they were not very satisfied with the current crop of candidates who will battle for the right to take on President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

Giuliani, with 16 percent support, narrowly edged former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, currently seen as the party's front-runner because of name recognition and a large campaign warchest, with 15 percent.

Also polling high were former Alaska governor Sarah Palin with 13 percent, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, with 12 percent, and pizza magnate Herman Cain at 10 percent. Palin also is not a declared candidate for 2012 so far.

All other announced and potential candidates scored less than 10 percent support in a poll of 473 likely Republican voters conducted May 24-26. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Early this month Giuliani said he had not yet decided on whether to go ahead with a second White House bid.

But Giuliani has made a string of appearances recently, and will speak in the key early voting state of New Hampshire next week at a fundraiser for the state Republican party.

Giuliani projects himself as a tough-on-crime fiscal conservative, and is remembered as the "mayor of 9/11" for his response to the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York city.

He ran for president in 2008 and was a frontrunner for much of 2007, but withdraw early after poor showings in initial primary states.

Friday's poll showed more Republican voters sensing weakness in their party's contenders than in a survey taken around the same time four years ago.

Some 39 percent said they were "not very satisfied" or "not satisfied at all" with the current choices, against 26 percent making those responses in May 2007.

In the past few weeks former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and billionaire businessman Donald Trump have all said they would not run for the White House.

Among possible candidates voters would like to see jump into the race, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie garnered the most enthusiasm.

Giuliani surprise leader in Republican poll | Reuters

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