(CNN) – His unorthodox presidential campaign strategy fell flat in 2008, but former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he hasn’t ruled out a second try in 2012.
"The door's not closed,” Giuliani told Politico on Monday night when asked point-blank if he still has his eyes set on the White House.
Hailed as “America’s Mayor” in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Giuliani’s campaign became a study in how not to run for president: Deciding to forgo seriously competing in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina - and instead focusing largely on Florida’s primary a month later - Giuliani was ultimately viewed as an also-ran by the time Sunshine voters weighed in.
While still a national figure by all accounts, Giuliani’s presence in political circles across the country over the last two years has been significantly less than that of other Republicans considering a White House bid and it’s unclear if the former mayor still has a significant base of support from which to spring another presidential campaign.
It wasn't his strategy that fell flat.. it was his personality, his record, and his policies.
He should continue getting paid for speeches or whatever else he is doing. We don't need another campaign from him.
I bet he is crass enough to start his campaign on 9/11/2011, because as we all know he singlehandedly protected NY on Sept 11th.
Oh puhleeze!! When is this man going to do a reality check and realize his 15 minutes of fame are long over with....
Giuliani – Palin 2012
If that thought is not enough to give you nighmares.
Running against that ticket, I think Ahmadinejad could win
He is a non-entity at thsi point as is Gingrich.
Obama will be easier to beat than George Bush was in 2008 ( and Bush was working against Term Limits! ) so GOP candidates will be coming out of the woodwork. Up for grabs!
Sad. I wonder how much he'll mention 9/11 again?
Oh please, Republicans won't vote for him because of the cross-dressing thing, Democrats won't vote for him because of his fascist tedencies, and as we all know, all he ever really talks about is 9/11.
Giuliani does fit in quite well with the republican right wing neo-fascist totalitarian police state oligarchy concept.