Giuliani picked up some DVDs at a campaign stop Wednesday.
(CNN) - If Republican presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is feeling any frustration over likely challenger Fred Thompson’s drawn-out deliberations, he’s not showing it.
Giuliani shook hands and talked with diners at a Houston, Texas restaurant Thursday, the day after Thompson made his first swing through the city. Thompson told supporters yesterday he was still not ready to declare himself a candidate, but promised a decision shortly.
The former New York City mayor said he would have no problem if those currently dipping their toes in the water decide to leap in the pool. “This is a very, very big decision, lot to consider,” he told reporters. “I respect the people taking their time trying to make it. Whether it’s Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich or Al Gore, who knows? Maybe he’s thinking of entering on the other side.
“They have the right to take their time. I don’t think anyone should put any pressure on them,” he said.
But Giuliani said his campaign won’t change, regardless of who ultimately enters the field. He said, “I’m running on the things I stand for. I’m not running against any other Republicans. They’re all good people. They all have good programs. I think I have more executive experience than any of them.”
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