The Giuliani Problem 2.0

According to the New York Daily News, former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani who has ditched the idea of running for Governor of New York may opt to go national as a U.S. Senator from New York. The story goes on to assert that he might try to mount another presidential campaign. To make matters even worse, Giuliani is polling well against Senator Gillibrand who replaced Secretary Hillary Clinton after her appointment to President Obama’s cabinet.

9 Responses to The Giuliani Problem 2.0

  • This problem of renegade Catholic politicians who support abortion (like Guiliani) is going to continue until the Church publicly excommunicates every single one of them regardless of political party.

    If you’re a politician and you support abortion, publicly repent or get out.

    If you’re a politician and you support gay marriage, publicly repent or get out.

    If you’re a politician and you support embryonic stem cell research, publicly repent or get out.

    The USCCB had better get some spine and replace the false gospel of social justice and peace at any price with the true Gospel of conversion and repentance before Jesus Christ.

  • He’d do less damage as Governor. I’m not saying he’d be unobjectionable in that role, just less so. No prolife legislation is going to pass the New York legislature as it is currently configured.

    In the U.S. Senate, he’d be a vote for abortion-friendly judicial nominees.

    Actually, I’d be surprised if he ends up running. He’s had an aversion to running for NY offices since he completed his last term as mayor. He tests the waters, then begs off for various reasons. I’d say he’s no better than 50-50 to run.

    The idea, cited at the end of the article, that he’d run for President again is as laughable as it is irritating.

  • Keep in mind that on many occasions Giuliani has said he would support nominees to the bench (federal courts, appellate courts, and Supreme Court) who are pro-life, strict constructionist judges.

    That is much better than the alternative. And since 60 votes are needed to get to a vote on these issues, I think it is a prudent and justified decision to vote for Giuliani (if it is between him and the Dem) and ensure the GOP (if they get the White House back too) has at least the required number of senators to get a nominee through the process.

  • Giuliani would be more likely to support a pro-choice judge, all other things being equal, but he’s first and foremost a law-and-order strict constructionist. Anyway, the current holder of that Senate seat in NY is a pro-choice Catholic.

  • Rudy has a better chance of being struck by lightning than being President, or Senator, or Governor or dog catcher

  • As a Senator Giuliani wouldn’t be so bad (at least he wouldn’t have the power to bomb anyone). That he would run for president again after the flop of last time is just laughable.

  • I think a Senator Rudy would more likely be a fairly straight-line party guy when it comes to Judges, meaning he’d likely vote against the more extreme Obama selections and I doubt he’d vote against any GOP selections if there is ever a GOP President during his term.

    I’d like to think he’s smart enough to know he has no prayer of ever becoming President. And if he did, deciding to do so by going for a Senate seat rather than the governorship is truly strange. The current occupant aside, our presidents don’t come from Congress. Then again, this is the guy who thought skipping a month’s worth of primaries was a good strategy, so who knows.

  • Call me a contrarian, but I think Rudy actually has a better shot in 2012 than he did in 2008. Not that he would necessarily win the GOP nomination, but I think he would have a MUCH better showing. Especially if the GOP field of presidential prospects doesn’t improve significantly between now and then.

    Then it would be time to gear up another Catholics Against Rudy effort.

  • Is not the proper term, “pro-choice catholic”?

    The idea that the USCCB will develope a spine is the truly laughable matter.

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