Monday, April 4, 2011

Giuliani stresses electability for 2012


On a weekend trip to the University of Arkansas, Rudy Giuliani talked about the possibility of running for president again.

"My concern about 2012 is -- because I'm a Republican -- to make sure that the Republican party fields a candidate that can win.

And if I think that I can help by being a candidate, then that would probably persuade me to do it, but if I can help supporting another candidate, then I'd probably do that."

And there's time to figure that out. The good thing about this election -- as opposed to four years ago -- is that it's happening very slowly, so it gives you a chance to think about it -- gives you a chance to get it down to a smaller period of time so people can focus more on the issues."

In a speech in Florida last month, Giuliani laid out further criteria for a run.

“If all we are faced with are candidates that are too far right so that they can’t win the general election, then that’s when I’d reconsider doing it."

As for a timeline...

“I don’t have a timeline. When somebody tells me this is the last day to decide, that will be the timeline."