Giuliani could be 'talked into' running in 2012
May 6th, 2011
07:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani could be 'talked into' running in 2012

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.

Filed under: 2012 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Clint, Wa.

    So what Giuliani is saying is, that his trip to groung zero with President Obama was a photo opt for a possible 2012 bid, still a loser scumb bag.

    May 6, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  2. Mark in St. Louis

    "I could probably be talked into doing it"???? Not exactly a presidential answer! That's the sort of answer you give to the question posed by the 19-year-old Best Buy employee who is trying to sell you an upgrade from an Insignia HD TV to a Sony for $100 more and a two year contract with DirecTV!

    May 6, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  3. Nothing new here

    He is a least better than Palin.

    May 6, 2011 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  4. JJ

    Yet another retread loser joins the gaggle. Ho-frickin-hum.

    May 6, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  5. AntiFringe

    "....can "probably be talked into" a run for the presidency." A real man of conviction.

    May 7, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  6. Larry L

    Another Republican with no ideas and a deep, abiding love for corporate money. Rudy may not be crazy enough to attract the mainstream Republican voting base – hateful old white people who want to return to 1950.

    May 7, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am |

    What the Hades for. Who would vote for him. He's worst than Obama and brother that is bad, bad, bad.

    May 7, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  8. Steve in texas

    Wow Giuliani running on the coat-tails of a 9/11 story. Dont see that very often

    May 7, 2011 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  9. Bill

    Yeah, since his Mr Noun-Verb-9/11's previous run for the presidency worked out so well, why not try again? He can't do much worse than he did before ...

    May 7, 2011 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  10. joyce

    Now you crawl from under the rock and decide you will run for president if someone talks you in to it. What a oke.

    May 7, 2011 05:16 am at 5:16 am |

    One more clown in the car. Who cares? Nobody watched the GOBP debate.

    May 7, 2011 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  12. GI Joe

    Oh Goodie - months and months of noun, verb, 9-11.. Can't wait.

    May 7, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  13. the situation

    Why? You used to loved talking about Obama doesn't have no experience on National Security, even though you have no experience. The only thing you have is how to exploit the people who were lost in 9/11, in New York, as your experience in National Security. The problem with you argument now Giuliani, Obama had the smarts, the proper intelligences to bring down and kill OBL, unlike the previous Administration who after bombing Afghanistan gave up on OBL and had other issues like how to exploit 9/11 and making the claim that Saddam was a dangerous foe that needed to be taken out due to WMD. It's been 8 years and still no WMD!

    May 7, 2011 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  14. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on America!

    Please run, Rudy, we need more nutjobs in the GOBbagger field to show America just how morally and intellectually bankrupt ya'll have become.

    May 7, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  15. catmom

    What so he can use 9/11 politically again? I mean isn't that what the Obama haters are whining about the President for doing?

    May 7, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  16. ED FL

    Go ahead Rudy there is enough garbage around you to keep investigators and/or reporters busy and it will really help the economy. You, Santorum and Ginghrich will keep the National Enquirer in full time business chasing your lifestyles and escapades to keep the country laughing until Obama kicks all of you back to your WHATEVER YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  17. lordpet

    What will your platform be, Rudy? You're going to bring Osama to justice? Ummm....

    May 7, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. Marie MD

    Oh yes, mr. 9-11 who got a little bit of TV time thise week and now thinks the glory has come back. It didn't!
    Weren't you the same bozo who said that the US was NEVER attacked under the shrub's administration?
    You didn't make it in 2008 and you are certainly not going to get near the WH unless you drive near it.

    May 7, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
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