William Kristol: Rudy Giuliani Will Run

Former mayor not skipping New Hampshire this time, sources say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2011 2:21 AM CDT
William Kristol: Rudy Giuliani Will Run
Rudy Giuliani plans to tell voters that the US is in the same rough shape New York City was before he became mayor, Kristol says.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Rudy Giuliani is getting ready to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, who cites "two reliable sources." The deep-pocketed former mayor of New York City has learned some lessons from his disastrous 2008 bid, when he withdrew to Florida after deciding he couldn't compete with both Mitt Romney and John McCain in New Hampshire, Kristol says.

This time, Kristol says, Giuliani plans to throw everything he's got at the New Hampshire primary, and then focus on beating any more conservative candidates still standing in primaries in big states. "It seems implausible that Rudy Giuliani could win the nomination. But it's an implausible year," Kristol writes. Kristol's crystal ball, however, doesn't have the greatest track record, MSNBC notes. Among his previous predictions: "Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary." (Read more William Kristol stories.)

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