PGH Quick Take – I heard a joke today…someone said Rudy Giuliani might run for President
A former mayor of New York City walks into a bar.
Ouch, he says. That hurt.
The bartender rolls his eyes as he says “Well Rudy, most people walk under the bar, not into it.”
As most politicos know, and even more try to forget, Rudy Giuliani infamously “ran for President” in 2008 with the age old strategy of skipping the first several state primaries and caucuses on the hopes that a big win in Florida would give him the push to, well, get past everyone who had already sown up the nomination in the first several primaries and caucuses. Needless to say that the presumed frontrunner was an also ran who pulled a Gingrich before Gingrich pulled it (late breaking news – Gingrich’s entire senior campaign team resigns en masse tonight).
Anyway, not to be belabor the point. But Giuliani isn’t going to jump into the race. He’s just feeling kind of left out and since everyone is so happy and all about the Republican field so far Rudy decided to float his name out there to increase his value on the speaking circuit. And perhaps bring in a few clients to his consulting firm.
Oh, the “9/11” refers to the joke he became due to his ability (or affliction) to somehow mention that he was mayor when 9/11 happened. Other than that (okay, he was mayor of NYC for goodness sake), Giuliani really doesn’t have much of a background on which to base a run for President. So even if he did run (he won’t) he wouldn’t get out of the starting gate. He’d be the guy stuck in the mud as the others burst into the field ahead of him.
Next up…why Bachmann could very well win Iowa!!
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