Giuliani says door not closed to '12 bid
January 21st, 2011
10:02 AM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani says door not closed to '12 bid

Washington (CNN) - Rudy Giuliani says the door is "absolutely" open to making another run for the White House.

The former New York City mayor, who made a bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, adds that he's considering another presidential bid.

"I will take a look at 2012. It's really a question of: can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things I'll have to evaluate, you know, as the year goes along," said Giuliani, in an interview Thursday on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."

Earlier this month Giuliani denied a report that he was preparing a team to possibly gear up for another presidential candidacy.

In the last cycle, early national polls suggested that Giuliani was one of the leaders of the pack, but his campaign concentrated on some of the later primary states, such as Florida, at the expense of beefing up operations in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - three crucial early voting states.

The strategy backfired and Giuliani dropped his bid early in the primary season.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Mr 9/11 who said we were never attacked under the shrub's administration? The door will never be opened for him! 🙂 🙂

    January 21, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. ABM

    Time for him to focus on Florida again. hahaha

    January 21, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. bobby

    oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez spare us

    January 21, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Ken in NC

    Run Rudy, Run. LOL Jay Leno will have a ball with this guy again. We will all be able to listen again to a Noun, Verb and 9/11 during the election cycle.

    January 21, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. Retired Army in San Antonio

    Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.....hang it up.

    No one (and I do mean, NO ONE) wants you!

    January 21, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. BlackUSAguy

    Another GOP looking to collect more campaign money to put in their bank account for personal use.

    January 21, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. BradKT

    No pro-choice Republican gets the GOP nomination...PERIOD!

    January 21, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  8. Jaywing

    Oh, the door is seriously closed, Rudy.

    January 21, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. once upon a horse

    Please Rudy don't only close the door but SLAM it shut!!

    January 21, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  10. Phil

    When is this guy going to realize he will never get the Republican nomination? He should spend his money on speech classes to get rid of that annoying lisp!

    January 21, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  11. beevee

    He may not have closed the door but most Americans have. No chance for him to be nominated.

    January 21, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  12. Jojo

    hey loser give it up

    January 21, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. Pretzel Logic

    "Would I have a chance of getting the nomination?" Uh, no.

    January 21, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. joe

    Oh no not again do us all a big favour and stay home Mr 911.

    January 21, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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