Giuliani, Feeling 'Great,' Back in the Game

But recovering from flu may be easier than battling slide in polls
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2007 6:46 AM CST
Republican Presidential hopeful, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leaves his Manhattan apartment after spending the morning at home, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 (AP Photo/David Karp)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani, out of the hospital and without his comfortable double-digit lead in the polls, is back on the campaign trail but planning to take it a little easier for a few days, the New York Times reports. "I feel great," he told reporters on his way to a fundraiser in Rochester. Giuliani has a couple of days of scaled-down campaigning in New Hampshire planned for the weekend.

Rudy's brief illness came on the heels of disappointing polls that show him in a dead heat with Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. “My message to my supporters is, we’re going to win,” he said. His campaign confirmed he'd been given a clean bill of health, but declined to give any more detail on what was behind the flu-like symptoms that had him hospitalized in Missouri.