Will Rudy Fail Again in 2012?
America’s mayor talks to the Dallas Morning News about whether he’ll run for president in 2012.
I’m keeping my options open is how I put it – meaning who knows? Things outside yourself determine whether you can run for president and then whether you can win in running for president. Before I would decide to run for president again, I’d have to see those things outside myself lined up correctly.
This is actually a pretty revealing answer.A serious Republican candidate would have found a way to include his religious faith or his family in this explanation: He will run if his children are okay with it, after he consults with his creator. Giuliani only wants to see “things outside myself lined up correctly.” It’s the ham-fistedness that led him to the most disastrous presidential primary run in decades, watching a massive national poll lead — and competitive status in states like New Hampshire — fall apart and end with with a string of 5th and 7th place finishes. He spent $60 million in order to win one delegate to the Republican National Convention. And it’s really impossible to imagine that Republican donors would indulge Giuliani in another presidential run.