reports that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is still
considering a bid for president in 2012 with a campaign styled very
differently than his efforts last cycle.
“This time around, Giuliani’s
fiscal record as New York City mayor would be the centerpiece. New
Hampshire would be the key state in his strategy — as opposed to
Florida, where he placed his big bet last time. The focus would be on
winning over fiscally minded Republicans and a chunk of the independents
who can vote in the state’s open Republican primary, an approach
resembling John McCain’s in 2008. The expectation is that without a
contested Democratic primary, there will be more independent voters who
cast votes in the GOP contest.”
Giuliani is expected to announce his intentions by Labor Day.
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire