Rudy Giuliani Says Decision on Presidential Run Coming In September

Although it seems incredibly unlikely that he’ll actually do it, Rudy Giuliani says that he’ll announce whether he’ll be running for President some time in September:

Rudy Giuliani is still considering a presidential bid and said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” he will make a decision by the end of September.


“I don’t think I’ve changed my thinking about it very much,” Giuliani said Tuesday. “I’m interested to see Gov. Perry’s entrance into the race and what that does and what he has to say.”

I’d pretty floored if Giuliani actually stepped into the race at this point, but stranger things have happened (and probably will).

Here’s a clip of Giuliani discussion the rest of the GOP field:

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  1. Please tell me he’s not going to be as crass as to announce on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

  2. Burt Likko says:

    Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. Your moment has passed. You play your had when you had the chance and got the result you did. Coulda-shoulda-woulda taken on Clinton for the Senate seat. Coulda-woulda-shoulda run for Governor. Coulda-woulda-shoulda fought harder for New Hampshire in 2008. But you didn’t do those things; you put all your eggs in one basket and the dice shook out against you. Now the moment’s gone. You’ve still got notoriety, fame, fortune, great seats at Yankee Stadium, and your name on the door on Wall Street. It’s yours for as long as you can not make a fool out of yourself. That’s not a bad result.

  3. Fiona says:

    Rudy’s still thinking about a presidential run and Trump claims he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running as an independent. Puh-leeze. The thrice-married philandering bombastic egotistical idiot position in the Republican primaries has already been taken by Newt Gingrich. Give it up.

  4. Rick Almeida says:

    I came across someone today who very much wants Rudy to run. I cannot for the life of me figure out why.