Rudy Bows Out of Gov and Senate Races

I feel like I just got a Christmas present. Rudy Giuliani will announce tomorrow he's not going to run for either NY Governor or Senator.

Smart choice, we've had our fill of Rudy, but it's good to hear it from the horse's mouth.

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    Gillibrand would have plastered him anyway IMO (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by andgarden on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 11:41:36 PM EST

    Yes she would! (none / 0) (#3)
    by Steve M on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 11:58:40 PM EST
    Betterto not take the chance. (none / 0) (#4)
    by tigercourse on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:24:57 AM EST
    Could Rudy have beat paterson? n/t (none / 0) (#6)
    by caseyOR on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:35:27 AM EST
    Pretty easily. But Paterson isn't going (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by tigercourse on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:39:36 AM EST
    to win the primary and Cuomo would have beaten Giuiliani. I'm guessing Giuiliani would only run a race he was sure of winning.

    Interesting (none / 0) (#9)
    by jbindc on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 06:16:22 AM EST
    Because in a Q poll a few dyas ago, Gillibrand was trailing Thompsonl but Guiliani was wiping the floor with both of them. Guiliania would beat her 50-40, at this point.

    While I wouldn't have put any money on (none / 0) (#12)
    by tigercourse on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 07:53:24 AM EST
    Gillibrand, particularly in this year, there would have been a number of factors in her favor. The big one is that Giuliani doesn't actually want to be a Senator. He would likely hate that job. He just wants power and so running that campaign, he wouldn't be able to even appear enthusiastic for actually doing the job. She's also a very strong fund raiser.

    I know, but it wouldn't have lasted (none / 0) (#17)
    by andgarden on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:45:35 AM EST
    Sure (none / 0) (#19)
    by Steve M on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 09:21:56 AM EST
    and every poll had Giuliani winning the presidential nomination, too.

    Doesn't explain Thompson beating her (none / 0) (#20)
    by jbindc on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 09:30:22 AM EST
    soundly, at this point

    What does is that he and Bloomie spent (none / 0) (#21)
    by andgarden on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 09:31:46 AM EST
    millions over the last few months putting his name on TV. She has not.

    {happy Snoopy dance!} (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by nycstray on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 11:52:07 PM EST
    To not have to see his face or hear his BS just thrills me to no end :) My TV will now live a long life also . . . lol!~

    Now if Rudy would please (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by caseyOR on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:34:20 AM EST
    announce that he will no longer be appearing as a designated gasbag on any of the TV news talk shows and will refrain from ever commenting on anything even vaguely touching on American politics the world will truly be a better place.

    And you don't live in NY J.... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 07:46:36 AM EST
    I call it a Christmas miracle:)...Joy to the World!

    Go get rich off 9/11, just leave us alone, we've suffered enough under your thumb.

    It's the most wonderful time of theyear (none / 0) (#13)
    by ruffian on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:22:59 AM EST
    I just hope it doesn't mean he is going to inflict himself on the rest of us in the 2012 presidential election instead.

    But any respite from that crooked blowhard is welcome.

    New York... (none / 0) (#14)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:26:10 AM EST
    can tolerate a little drag dressing and philandering...that sh*t don't fly in the heartland...I'm confident Rudy doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell for pres...praise St. Nick once again:)

    True - I'm probably just paranoid! (none / 0) (#15)
    by ruffian on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:37:38 AM EST
    I will relax and enjoy the good news.

    He was so quickly removed (none / 0) (#18)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 09:06:30 AM EST
    from the list of contenders in 2008, I can't imagine he could do better 4 years further removed from the days he appeared to be a hero to some. I also doubt he'd want a second round of that humiliation.

    Was he ever serious about running? (none / 0) (#16)
    by mmc9431 on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:44:06 AM EST
    On 9/10 NYC hated Rudy. They were more than willing to run him out of town on a rail.

    After 9/11 he had his moment of fame but the real Rudy and his political record are there for all to see. If he campaigned, people would realize just how bad he was. You can only ride on the coat tails of a disaster for so long.

    He's smart enough to know that his future ( and the money) is as a celebrity not a politician.

    Next Stop For Rudy (none / 0) (#22)
    by bob h on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 10:27:38 AM EST
    should be a special place in hell.

    Giuliani derangement syndrome (none / 0) (#24)
    by diogenes on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 11:20:56 AM EST
    He's as liberal as Gillebrand, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, and a number of other Democrats in the senate.  What's up with you guys?

    You mean he is as liberal.. (none / 0) (#25)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 11:27:36 AM EST
    as other non-liberals?

    One thing he is liberal with is the billy club...that I know.  Other than that?


    seems to me (none / 0) (#23)
    by pitachips on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 10:45:38 AM EST
    rudy never even considered it. i think he does these sorts of things every 6 months or so just so that he can hear his name on TV.

    Or when his name and mugshot are on the tube ... (none / 0) (#26)
    by Erehwon on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:04:43 PM EST
    he gets to charge big bucks on the lecture circuit and to drum up business for his company ...