3rd Place in Florida, Guiliani Quits the Race

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    Giuliani to Quit Republican Presidential Race - You Decide 08!


    Rudy Giuliani to Quit: Endorse John McCain, Report

    By Keith Walters Jones
    Jan 29, 2008

    John McCain may get a big one-two victory from the voters of the Florida primary and America's mayor. It is being reported that New York mayor Rudy Giuliani will pull out of the race after a third place finish in the Sunshine State and will endorse Arizona senator John McCain for US President. [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Time [COLOR=blue! important]Magazine[/color][/color][/color] has a flash on their blog that claims that the deal is done.

    The Page by Mark Halperin has this red letter breaking report online. "Giuliani expected to endorse McCain, as early as Wednesday — in Los Angeles or Simi Valley." The short and developing item claims that the two [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]old [COLOR=blue! important]friends[/color][/color][/color] come to an understanding, and one can guess that would mean a cabinet position for Rudy.

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    In Florida, John McCain is still ahead in the exit polls and still ahead in the actual votes counted. He has a slim but stable lead over Mitt Romney and there is heavy turnout on the Republican side. With nearly half of the precincts in and reporting, McCain still holds a slim three-point lead 35%-32% over Mitt Romney.

    It seems like it will be all of the GOP candidates left versus Romney if the Rudy endorsement report is accurate. If McCain wins Florida, and at this hour that is still a big if, he really will have momentum moving into February 5 and the wild Super Tuesday ride we will all experience in one week.

    Hallelujah!!!
     
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    Not that I am in love with any of those GOP people but don't you think McCain's advanced age (especially if young fit Obama wins the Democratic nomination) may be as much of a hindrance as Obama's faux muslim background?

    ...to say nothing of his staunch and consistent endorsement of our hugely unpopular meddling in Iraq?

    Worse yet...he is clueless on economic affairs, which is not a minor deficiency given the current malaise.
     
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    I've long suspected a three-way "gentlemen's" agreement between McCain, Giuliani, and Huckabee. They've all been quite civil if not downright cordial with one another throughout the campaign and it's no secret that they all hate Romney.

    So check it: Guiliani graciously bows out tomorrow and endorses McCain, thereby giving him a huge boost on Super Tuesday in states like NY and CA. In return he may get the nod for VP, giving the GOP a rather centrist ticket with which to take on the Dems, but still strong enough on defense and judicial appointments to appease the right. Guiliani already secured the endorsement of Pat Roberston and Huckabee will stay in the race to siphon enough votes from Romney (particularly in the deep south) to finally shut him out. Lest we forget Huckabee went into FL #2 in the delegate count, so he may as well hang in there and pick up a few more that he can later throw to McCain in exchange for a cabinet position.

    This may very well be shaping up to be an anti-"establishment candidate" election, but I'm not about to count Clinton or Romney out. Hillary won the FL beauty contest by a huge margin and is still ahead in the delegate count, Obama's rock star status can't last forever, many in the far right despise McCain, and Romney has oodles of cash.

    The run up to Super Tuesday should be interesting, to say the least. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, I have to think some of the endorsements thus far may not be so welcomed. Sure, Robertson is a loon, but who better to stick their neck out for a non-establishment candidate so the others can follow suit later?

    And then there's Obama, who, in addition to Teddy "drown 'em and leave 'em" Kennedy, has also scored the Dem's biggest loser John Kerry (a.k.a. "Lurch"). Oprah may have inadvertently labeled him as the "black candidate" even before Bubba opened his big trap. Then there's talk of Al Gore coming out for him soon, which will undoubtedly be the kiss of death. :sad6:

    Like lambs to the Clinton slaughter... :biggrin1:
     
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    I guess his statergy of staying out of the initial "small" races to concentrate on the big states did not pay off.
     
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    Funny, last time Rudy dropped out of a race Hillary became a senator.
     
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    :cool: Cool!
     
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    You seem to be a Hillary supporter :smile: Don't let Al Sharpton know of this or you will be labelled a traitor or worse!
     
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    Gay?
     
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    :confused: ?
     
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    Actually, right now, for me its a toss up between Clinton and Obama. If the election were today I would literally have to flip a coin. :redface:
     
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    You should immediately patent this novel idea on how to make decisions :biggrin1:
     
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    Sheesh, how could I have forgotten that endorsement! :rolleyes:

    Maxine Waters (D-CA, another traitor) is supporting Billary, by the way...

    Gah, Election '04 all over again?!?! :biggrin1:
     
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    If McCain wins the election do you think he would run for reelection at 76-77? Also if he did would he be a viable candidate?
     
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    I don't know that he's a viable candidate NOW.
     
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    McCain's inability to say a sentence in which he doesnt refer to the Reagan Revolution, will not help him. People liked Reagan, the man, his presidency was the exact opposite of what he and the right wing media proclaimed. The largest tax increase in history. The biggest growth of the government (until the last 7 years) in history. A secret government being run out of the the basement of the White House (speaking of convicted felons wonder how Oliver North is doing these days). His 7 year silence on HIV/AIDS (but hey lets face it, for Reagan and his ilk, it was killing ALL of the right people). The man who spoke non-stop of "family values" but had children he and had not spoken to for years and had a 4 year old grand daughter that he had never laid eyes on when he left office.

    I truly feel badly for the entire Reagan family for the horrible years that they had to endure as the man slipped into the night long before he died. The Nancy-Ronnie marraige was one of the great love affairs of all time. But why did everyone rave about her in 1981 when she wore that one strap Coco Chanel gown to the inauguration? Hell, Wilma Flintstone had been wearing that same dress for 3 million years?

    CLINTON-RICHARDSON 2008
    VOTE DEMOCRATIC: COURT HOUSE TO WHITE HOUSE.
     
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    The NYT's editorial board's endorsement of McCain came as a semi-surprise. While the man is certainly less guilty of allegiance to the religious right than some of his GOP competitors, he admits having no command of economic matters, the topic #1 for a majority of voters.

    Wasn't his win in FL helped by a higher-than-average population of retirees and Latino voters? Those groups may not help him as much on February 5, and the Romney campaign will surely not let up on McCain's original stance on immigration, especially in those states where employment has deteriorated.
     
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    I like ron paul, he's the least satanic republican i've seen in damn long time.
     
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