Governor Rudy?

Rudy GiulianiNYT reports that many New York Republicans are hoping Rudy Giuliani will run for governor in 2010. Said one of Guiliani's "longtime advisers":

"He's got to see the challenge in running. There has to be a reason for him to run, and a lot of it depends on his wife, and whether she's up for another go. But I think that Rudy has always resigned himself to a love of public service."

OK, but about what the governorship in 2010 specifically? Of Rudy and the idea of a 2010 run, the chairman of the state Republican party said, "He certainly didn't seem disinterested." (We have to start using that construction: Would you like cake? I'm not disinterested.)

What do the Dems think about this? Said one assemblyman: "It would be Luke Skywalker against Darth Vader, and the force would be with our governor."

Interesting fact: Giuliani's presidential campaign is still $3 million in debt.

photo: Jason Bedrick


Really? 2010? Not 2911?

I think NYers have caught on to the fact that they liked Rudy the Mayor but not Rudy the Governor. He's going to have to drop the neo-con act and completely reinvent himself (and find some money, apparently) if he wants a chance at winning.

Personally, I wouldn't vote for him on principle just because of the complete transformation into Bush Doctrine pusher he went through the second he stepped out of the mayoral office.

Yeah, he missed the boat on this one. I don't think we'll have another Republican Governor for a while. The only reason we even got Pataki was because of the 1994 revolution and its "Contract on America." Although, if history is any guide, the GOP should be back in power around 2038 or so to screw things up again so that in 2050 the Dems will have to fix everything all over again. Ah, the life cycle of politics.

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