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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:00 AM
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Rudy had lost interest in NY Senate race even before cancer scare
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:02 AM by kskiska
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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.

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Mr. Giulianis advisers said he could have overcome the collapse of his marriage, assuming he was physically well enough to stay in. But they are not sure they could have overcome another obstacle: that Mr. Giuliani was running for a job that he did not seem to want.

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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:10 AM
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1. No surprise here-- I remember thinking at the time that..
Prince Rudy could not possibly live in the Senate as a tiny fish in a big pond. His ego wouldn't fit under the capital dome.

Rudy must be in absolute control or he will not play.

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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:14 AM
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2. My recollection..
..living in the tri-state area at the time. Rudy knew Hillary was going to beat him.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:52 AM
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3. I always thought he was afraid he'd LOSE, myself...! nt
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