Monday, February 05, 2007

Another hat in the ring

BBC News - Giuliani joins race for president
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has officially joined the running for the Republican nomination for the 2008 US presidential election.

The Federal Election Commission said Mr Giuliani had filed a "statement of candidacy" - a one-page form outlining a candidate's wish to seek office.

Mr Giuliani was widely praised for his response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001.

He has remained in the public eye and is known as a moderate Republican.

[. . .]

However, his relatively moderate views may make it difficult for him to persuade mainstream Republicans that he should be their presidential candidate.

His support for same-sex civil unions and embryonic stem cell research would put him to the left of most of his party members.
Giuliani considered running in 2004 but opted out for "health reasons," if I recall correctly. I think there was also some scandal at the time, but my memory fails at the moment. I'll be curious to see how he fairs.

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