Giuliani says no to White House run
October 11th, 2011
03:35 PM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani says no to White House run

(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani made it official Tuesday. He's not running for president.

The former New York City mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate made his announcement at a Long Island Association event in New York State.

Giuliani's comments came one week after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin both separately formally declared that they would not make bids for the GOP nomination.

Giuliani, who spent much of this year considering a possible run for the White House, said,"If it's too late for Chris Christie, it's too late for me."

Word of Giuliani's comments was first reported nationally by Politico.

Filed under: 2012 • New York • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    Mr noun/verb/9-11 didn't stand a chance anyway. He's not pure enough according to the Taliban leaders. Now will we be spared the torture of seeing and/or hearing about this disgusting waste of humanity??

    October 11, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. United We Stood

    More like the people said "no" to Rudy being considered for 1600 PA Ave....

    October 11, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Who'd vote for him?! That's why he's not running!!!

    October 11, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. GIgiastro

    who cares. I am also not running and that isn't newsworthy either.

    October 11, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    There are already several excellent Republican candidates. The idea now is to pick the best one, support that person and take 2012 elections by storm. Yes, that means House and Senate too. There is a lot of work to do in Washington to get this country back on track.

    October 11, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. MagicMike

    Yawn.... breaking news: I'm not running for President either.

    October 11, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |

    I'm no fan of Giuliani but there is no way he could get the nomination with the Tea Baggers controlling the GOP, no more than Christie could. It's not a question of being too late for either of them, it's simply that the new GOP has no room in it for moderates which in turn will and is the downfall of the GOP.

    October 11, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Jake

    was anybody expecting him to???

    October 11, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Rudy doesn't want Rudy to be President, Which brings the grand total of American voters who feel the same way up to about 300 million + 1.

    October 11, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Another ambulance-chaser down. Its disgusting this thrice-married liar who tried to push Bernie Karick to be Homeland Security Secretary would have the gall to even consider another White Hosue run, especially after his vaunted "Florida Strategy" paid such a poor return on investment.

    October 11, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Captain 911 is jokin' your town.

    October 11, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. Reggie from LA

    That's a blockbuster!!
    Who'd've thought that was coming?
    Ooops. Lost my train of thought. Who is it we are talking about not running? Sorry.

    October 11, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Put away that red dress until 2016 Rudy.

    October 11, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. justin

    Good now he is not going to run for president. Now can he run in front of the tea party express bus with Sarah Palin behind the wheel?

    October 11, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. T'sah from Virginia

    Who actually ASKED Giuliani to run???? I think he dreams up events in his own mind and really believes them!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 11, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. Florida Joe

    OH Good
    Now we don't have to stay up every night wondering if Rudy will run!


    October 11, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. James

    Smart move. No one would vote for an adulterer with such low moral values. Besides he is making more money now on the speaking circuit. His latest speaking tour in Los Angeles is advertised for $1.95 per person. I love it.

    October 11, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. Huh?

    I wouldn't have even EXPECTED that he would consider it.

    October 11, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. Voiceinthewind

    Definitely won't miis this jerk. A far right Luntaic Fringe Republicant who believes in inner family marriage is a little more than anyone can bear.

    October 11, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  20. TAK

    Stop the presses! Rudy's not running for President! In other news, the following people announced today that they too will not be running for President: Paris Hilton, Ronald McDonald, and Edith Kowalski (Bingo chairman from Schenectady, NY).

    October 11, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |