2. I notice he used the CONDITIONAL TENSE...I'd (I would) be more ready....
What's left unsaid? The IF that follows or accompanies such a phrase, as in:
If I lost weight.
If I became fit.
If I got my asthma under control.
If I repudiated the wack-a-doodle wing of the GOP (which makes the guy a non-starter in the primary battles).
So...we'll see. He's got to be enjoying both the limelight and the possibility, but when the rubber meets the road, he might not do so well. Giuliani had one of those big-mouthed, blustering personalities, too, but his shit wore thin quick.