Rudy Giuliani Will Have His Revenge on Tallahassee

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Friday, April 02, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Rudy Giuliani’s endorsement of Marco Rubio is one of the most obvious — and delightful — cases of political revenge in a long while. In July 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) promised his endorsement to Giuliani. At the time, the former mayor of New York City was way ahead in the Florida presidential primary polls. As Mark Halperin and John Heilemann tell it in “Game Change”:

When Crist arrived, Giuliani made his appeal–and was thrilled with the reply.

“I’d like to support you,” Crist said.

… Giuliani’s team so valued their new prize that they proceeded to build their entire fall strategy around it.

Then, in October, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a one-on-one meeting with Crist, convincing him that Giuliani couldn’t win.

A few weeks later, in early November, the Giuliani people got the word from Florida that Crist’s endorsement was being suspended until further notice. Giuliani tried to reach Crist, but he was out of the country, on a Latin American trade mission — having taken Giuliani’s nomination strategy with him.

Now, Crist is sagging in the polls in his Senate run. Giuliani gets to stick the knife in him.

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Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

Pay back is a bitch! Go Rudy and Go Rubio!


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Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

So long Governor Suntan!! Ha, good riddence!!


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Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

Why would Rudy's endorsement be valuable to Rubio? Rudy ran what has to be the worst presidential campaign in modern American history. He made Fred Thompson look good. He endorsed his former police chief to head Homeland Security, and look how that turned out. Rubio wants one of those endorsements?


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Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

It just shows you Crist is NOT a man of his word!!! HE can NOT be trusted, and I don't! He will do the same thing to us, promise one thing, and then deliver something else. He is buddy with Obama, he said he is in line with McCain, and Lindsey Gram..both very progressive/liberals!


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Comment posted April 3, 2010 @ 9:48 am

Crist gets what he deserves, I suppose. He is a sympathetic man, but one can hardly blame Rudy for the revenge.


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Comment posted April 3, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

Rudy is the most bizarre/spectacular cross-dresser in the GOP today; See? I thought of something positive to say about Giuliani.

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Why would Rudy’s endorsement be valuable to Rubio?


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