Washington (CNN)-Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani admitted Friday that he can "probably be talked into" a run for the presidency.
While speaking to a group from the Republican National Lawyers Association at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Giuliani asserted that his major goal is for a Republican to be elected as president in 2012.
But he wouldn't rule out his own bid when responding to the question of whether he will consider a run.
"Sure, but not right now," he said. "I enjoyed the debate so much last night…I will, sure, think about it, but not yet."
And if Giuliani turns out to be the best Republican for the job, the 2008 candidate for the GOP nomination said, "I could probably be talked into doing it."
Giuliani has made statements about thinking of a repeat run for the presidency, but hasn't committed either way.
CNN's Jeremy Moorhead contributed to this report.