Giuliani Mulls Running For Governor Of NY

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani said Sunday he will consider running for governor of New York and isn't ruling out a second attempt at the U.S. presidency.

A one-time presidential front-runner and former mayor of New York City, Giuliani dropped out of the race for Republican nominee in January after losing the primary in Florida, where he had poured the bulk of his campaign resources.

"No one knows whether you'll do something again until you come to the point of: 'Is it possible to do it again? Would you have a chance of winning?'" he said of a second White House bid following a speech in Dubai. "I mean those are just things you can't evaluate right now."

He said Sunday he is not sure whether a different strategy would have won him the nomination. The financial crisis gave Democrats a natural advantage in this month's elections, he said.

"If you had told me a year ago we would have a major economic crisis, I would've told you it would be very hard for any Republican ... to win," he said in during a question-and-answer session with CNN International anchor Hala Gorani at the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum.

In response to a question, Giuliani did not rule out running for governor of New York.

"I don't know if I'd be interested in it, but I'll think about it when the right time comes along," Giuliani said.

Current New York Governor David Paterson said last month he will run in 2010 for a full term in office. He assumed office after his predecessor Eliot Spitzer resigned earlier this year amid a prostitution scandal.

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  • by Rob Location: NC on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:53 PM
    Both he and The Alaskan Airhead need some serious shock therapy. Both of these war mongering ultra neocons on the same ticket? I can't imagine anything scarier except more photos of Palin in her star- spangled bikini. These neocons just can't wait until 2012. I guess the shock of "You lost!" just doesn't resinate with these folks.
  • by @@@ on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    Obama will run again in 2012 and win.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:42 PM
    How about Palin/Giulani in 2012?
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    Why the heck did he have to go to Dubai,UAE to make this announcement.Does he need thier approval first?
  • by Penelope Location: Washington,NC on Nov 16, 2008 at 01:51 PM
    He cleaned up New York City. I wonder if he could clean up the USA in 2012. Giulani for Prez.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Nov 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM
    Does anyone know if Giulani is a cross dresser? I read it in a newspaper once.

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