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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:44 PM
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Rudy Giuliani hints at dropping out
Source: LA Times

Rudy Giuliani appears to be pondering an end to his long pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination.

In a meeting in the back of his chartered plane en route to St. Petersburg, Fla., a short while ago, the onetime, longtime GOP front-runner told a small group of reporters, including The Times' Louise Roug: "The winner of Florida will win the nomination."

He then went on to predict he would win. And his spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said later he was speaking with confidence.

But that's an unusually categorical statement suggesting that only a total first-place upset by Giuliani, who trails both Mitt Romney and John McCain in all major polls for Florida's Republican primary tomorrow, will keep him in the competition, despite previous repeated vows to continue.


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/01/brea...
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:45 PM
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1. He can join Thompson in the morgue.
:eyes:
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:51 PM
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25. He is not in the morgue! I checked!
Some crazy college kid is working to get him a VP slot!



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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:45 PM
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2. Oh no. That's too soon. I want him in it to the bitter end.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:58 PM
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7. me, too.
LOL
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:46 PM
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3. He should do the honorable thing and drop out.
So should Romney, McCain, Huckabee, and Paul.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:19 PM
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12. Good point. I applaud your efficiency!
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:46 PM
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4. NOOOOooooOOooOOOOOOO!
The ONLY reason to pay attention to the Repig primaries is the entertainment value. Can you imagine the debates with just McCain and Romney?? :boring:
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water Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:56 PM
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5. Well, Paul too.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:03 PM
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9. Wanna bet if he'll be allowed into a 3-way debate?
i doubt it.
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stickernation Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 05:01 PM
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18. ron paul = the republican lyndon larouche

although him getting applause for "let's pull out of iraq" at debates is at least something.

plus the fed sucks.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:56 PM
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6. Are we sure he isn't going to tune-in, turn-on and drop-out?
:shrug:
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RuleOfNah Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:59 PM
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8. Guiliani drops out to spend more time avoiding time.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:11 PM
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10. Rudy
I would 9/11 rather have him in 9/11 the long run so 9/11 he could waste 9/11 all of his
time 9/11 and effort and 9/11 money for something 9/11 he is going 9/11 to lose anyway,
whether 9/11 it be in Florida 9/11 or later on super 9/11 Tuesday, when a lot of 9/11
states are up for 9/11 grabs, and if he is 9/11 still a distant 9/11 3rd place he might
want 9/11 to stay in the race 9/11 who knows.

:hi:
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UncleTomsEvilBrother Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:14 PM
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11. I don't get it....
....he actually planned on winning by NOT campaigning? Novel? Yes. Foolish? Indeed.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:20 PM
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13. Well, this IS the man who put his command center in the most vulnerable spot in the city...
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 08:10 PM
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27. Perhaps he doesn't need to campaign to win...
It will be interesting to see.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 08:41 AM
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32. Not only have I not campaigned, nobody even knows who I am!
Ergo, to wit, and therefore, I am the obvious front-runner and heir to the Kennedy/Reagan mantle (choose as you wish)!

Wow, that was easy. Now, for my next miracle...

Oh, yeah. 9/11.
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rayofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:29 PM
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14. You can't pass up on the first few races...
...and expect to stay viable.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:38 PM
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15. sounds like he has just milked all the campaign money he can.. time to party
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:39 PM
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16. Oh come on Rudy, stay in until the job is done...
You never know what can happen

McCain might up and croak
Huckabee might be raptured
and Romney could be thrown off his game by the death of the 'Pope' of Mormonism.

then... you *might* stand a chance!
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 04:46 PM
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17. If you're going to publicly contemplate dropping out BEFORE the primary
Might as well save us all the trouble and do it now. If you can't exude confidence in an upcoming primary, don't expect anyone to have any confidence in you either.

Spare us the spectacle and just bag it now.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 05:03 PM
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19. Enjoy the debate Wednesday, Rudy. It will be your Swan Song.
Bye-bye, Rudy. :evilgrin:
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7 of 11 Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 06:03 PM
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20. Drop out? Hell man he should have jumped out
Of the plane! N/T
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 06:12 PM
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21. Don't let the door hit you in the ass, Giuliani
Fascist pig!
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 06:16 PM
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22. A 3rd person tells the 2nd person that the 1st person is speaking with confidence.
He then went on to predict he would win. And his spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said later he was speaking with confidence.


Batshit :crazy:.
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ToughLuck Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 06:29 PM
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23. Rudy 9/11 Giuliani, gets from voters what he earned.
Rudy gambles on Florida, and polls look like a complete loss...and behind that Huckabee guy too..HA HA
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:43 PM
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24. Don't tease me, bro.
Get the hell out.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 07:52 PM
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26. So long....Ghouliani.
.
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TheModernTerrorist Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 11:38 PM
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28. What??
Why so soon? :shrug:
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ursi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 11:45 PM
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29. 9-11 was an inside job, Rudy, and you know it! Karma's a bitch!
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 11:47 PM
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30. My theory ever since the story about his staff "working cheap"

...has been that that story was a smokescreen for the fact that he probably only ran for the money, and somehow used the campaign funds to buy power of some sort, if not siphoning it off in cash form.

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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:24 AM
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31. I never thought Giuliani would win.
Even though he was the "front runner" all summer, he is just too egregiously flawed in too many important areas to make it. It seems like everyone dislikes him for a different reason, but they all dislike him.

But for entertainment value, he's pretty good!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 09:05 AM
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33. I've got a hint for him right here.
D R O P O U T , R U D O L P H G I U L I A N I ! ! !
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 09:12 AM
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34. Rudy, Rudy, Rudy...
Ran out of ways to mention 9/11 already?
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 03:12 PM
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35. He wants to spend more time with his current family
nt.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:31 PM
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36. You know I could probably say something here...........
Edited on Tue Jan-29-08 05:32 PM by Historic NY
bye Rudy, Trudy or Judy.
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cottonseed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:57 PM
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37. No big, McCain's border strategy should fatten up wallet for years to come.
I'm hearing a lot about the technical tools McCain's proposing. Sounds just like the stuff Giuliani's companies are involved in.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:13 PM
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38. That was one lousy campaign he ran
Terry McAuliffe must had advised him. It was that bad.

There he was, all set to be coronated in Minneapolis, and he just kicked back and let all the other candidates get his delegates.
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