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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:04 PM
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Senate Race That Fizzled Honed Skills for ’08 Stage
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In announcing his withdrawal from the race to succeed Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, Mr. Giuliani said he wanted to turn his attention to fighting his cancer. But some of his aides and senior Washington Republicans say today they had concluded weeks before that he had lost interest in the race, in part because he had become enamored of Judith Nathan, the woman with whom he was having an affair, but also because he realized that he was drawn to the campaign more by the sport and distinction that would come with beating a Clinton than he was by the prospect of serving in the Senate.

As the spring came, Mr. Giuliani would joke gloomily, over cigars, about life as a junior senator and the transition of going from chief executive to one of 100 people, one friend said. He complained about the burdens of fund-raising, while his aides grew frustrated at his reluctance to campaign outside of New York City or discuss federal issues.

As their presidential campaigns look to the past in preparation for a possible renewal of their aborted contest, they have reached strikingly similar conclusions about their potential opponent: Eight years older and more experienced, Mr. Giuliani and Mrs. Clinton are each far tougher and more rounded candidates than they were in 2000.

“She is a great candidate now,” said Frank Luntz, who was Mr. Giuliani’s pollster in 2000. “She is a tough-as-nails candidate today. She has learned how to turn people who were openly hostile to her into supporters.”

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:14 PM
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1. And she has a knack for
turning supporters into people who are openly hostile.

And ghouliani is a fucking joke..America deserves better than have these two screeching at each other across the Nation's coporatemediawhores' headlines.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:21 PM
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2. agreed nt
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