Rudy Giuliani Hints at 2012 Presidential Bid
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.
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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.
"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. "