Sunday, November 16, 2008

Giuliani to Run for NY Governor in 2010?

I have no doubt Rudy Giuliani would make a fine governor of New York State and would probably oust David Paterson in 2010, but my preference would be to see him take out the unctuous Charles Schumer from the Senate instead.
Rudy Giuliani said Sunday he will consider running for governor of New York and isn't ruling out a second attempt at the U.S. presidency.

A one-time presidential front-runner and former mayor of New York City, Giuliani dropped out of the race for Republican nominee in January after losing the primary in Florida, where he had poured the bulk of his campaign resources.

"No one knows whether you'll do something again until you come to the point of: 'Is it possible to do it again? Would you have a chance of winning?'" he said of a second White House bid following a speech in Dubai. "I mean those are just things you can't evaluate right now."

He said Sunday he is not sure whether a different strategy would have won him the nomination. The financial crisis gave Democrats a natural advantage in this month's elections, he said.

"If you had told me a year ago we would have a major economic crisis, I would've told you it would be very hard for any Republican ... to win," he said in during a question-and-answer session with CNN International anchor Hala Gorani at the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum.
Logic dictates the GOP will rebound to some extent in 2010 and will have a shot at gaining some House and Senate seats. And it would be a nice scalp if they could take out the loathsome Schumer. Giuliani could definitely be the one to do that. Although I wonder how close a relationship he has with Schumer, if any, considering he appointed Schumer's wife to a top administrative post in New York.

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