Rudy Giuliani: I’m Not Running In 2012

To nobody’s actual surprise, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he’s out for 2012:

In other news on doors shutting, Rudy Giuliani announced at a Long Island Association event just now that he’s not running for president.

Asked by the group’s president Ken Law about reports that he had sent messages to New Hampshire supporters to keep their powder dry, Giuliani joked that they must have gone missing, according to one attendee.
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And he added definitively, “If it’s too late for Chris Christie, it’s too late for me.”

It had become clear that Giuliani was not planning to run again, as some of his former and closest supporters have started moving toward Mitt Romney.

I don’t think anyone actually expected Rudy to get in the race this time, mostly because it was unclear how he could possibly do any better than he did in 2008.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.

Comments

  1. legion says:

    “If it’s too late for Chris Christie, it’s too late for me.”

    Heh. The difference is that there were actually a few human beings vaguely interested in seeing Christie run. Nobody outside Giuliani’s own head is interested in voting for him for anything.

    it was unclear how he could possibly do any better than he did in 2008.

    Truth.

  2. Fiona says:

    The difference between Rudy and Chris Christie–Christie actually has a chance to be president someday, whereas Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 hasn’t got a prayer.

  3. MarkedMan says:

    Serious question: at what point does Giulliani feel like he is just embarassing himself?