(CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that he's thinking about running for governor of New York next year, but that's as far as he's going right now.
Asked by CNN's John Roberts on American Morning if he's seriously considering a gubernatorial bid, Giuliani said "I'm thinking about it but I don't know if I'm at the point of seriously considering it. It's a little too early."
Giuliani, who spent much of 2007 and the first month of 2008 running for the Republican presidential nomination, is often mentioned as a possible contender to take on incumbent Democratic Gov. David Paterson in next year's contest.
Recent polls of New York State voters indicate that if the election where held today, Giuliani would beat the unpopular Paterson. But surveys also suggest if New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo were the Democratic nominee, Cuomo would beat Giuliani in a hypothetical general election match up.
Last Wednesday Giuliani fueled speculation that he is considering a run for governor with a high-profile op-ed in the New York Times. Giuliani denied the op-ed - in which he proposes a series of measures to fix the state's gridlocked government - was meant to be a signal he is actively interested in running for governor in 2010.
"I know how to send signals, if I wanted to I would do it." Giuliani said. "I am not leaning [in either direction]."
In the op-ed, which Giuliani says is "not a partisan criticism," the former Republican presidential candidate calls for a statewide constitutional convention to institute a series of reforms, including changes in the budgeting process, term-limits for law makers, and campaign finance reform.
– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Alexander Mooney contributed to this report
Hey, look....it's the guy who with the help of Bush and Cheney, that couldn't protect 3000 of his citizens when he was mayor.
I got an idea: Let's have him protect the whole state now and see how many more people he allows to be murdered.
Doesn't he have some fashion show to go to or something? Go away already – change is needed
All style and no substance – noun/verb/911. Guiliani is an empty suit.
What will be Giuliani's pitch now? Giuliani should go home and give up the third world mentality – there is no other but me. You've had your chance. Thank you and goodbye
One more reason I'm glad I don't live in New York.
Jeez, Old Skull face of Death just won't go away, will he?
GO FIND A JOB.
Lord help my home state of NY if anyone named Guiliani runs and wins and head to Albany...
Why not? He's failed at running for senate and president.
He's a competent executive. But, he's worn pretty thin on New York. His presidential candidacy was a joke. And, the shine from his overrated performance on 9/11 has long wore off. Could he win? Sure. But, he's not beloved.
Better start campaigning in Florida. And, oh yeah 9/11.
Limbaugh has a better chance of telling the truth.HahahaNow Rudy is picking on the blind guy.
He is quite the guber...
Please say it aint so!
I am actually laughing out loud. Sure the voters of New York wouldn't elect this egotistical empty suit as Governor. Surely not!!!!
The bigger the sex manic the republican is, the bigger his dreams. Who in the heck would vote for this guy AGAIN, after they found out about his association and appointing of a crook. And all HIS infidelities.
why do the same OLD men kep running for ofice. they couldn' t take care of business the frst time so get them out of their and let them find a job in the privae sector.. if they are able but I doubt it very much.
no way, not this guy.
We have far too much nonsense here in NY these days. I'm not a big fan of his, but I do think he could get us back to business without acting like our nanny.
Yes Rudy run!
So I can vote against you!
It would be just like new york to vote in another totalitarian fascist police state ruler.
I'm surprised you got that out of the interview. When asked about Mark Sanford, All I heard was " Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton" He sounded like a parrott. The man twisted everything he was asked. Another master of deflection. He dodged every question. Shame on you Roberts, to let this hypocrit get away with this. Make him answer the questions.
You can have him New York.
This guy is a clown. He dishonored himself with his lack luster bid for the POTUS. Shame on him for waiting until the race came to FL. Then when he did not do well in FL he just ducked out of the race. What a weak attempt to show leadership.
I would like to see him run against Cuomo.
for what,he cant even run a presidential race rite, come on rudy ,get real