Rudy Giuliani is Planning 2012 Presidential Run, Report Says

By Ben Fractenberg on January 7, 2011 8:51am 

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani may be eyeing another presidential run in 2012 according to sources.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani may be eyeing another presidential run in 2012 according to sources.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Rudy Giuliani is planning another presidential run, the New York Post reported Friday.

The former law and order mayor believes he has a chance to land the most powerful job on the planet as a centrist candidate, the paper reported.

Giuliani "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security," a source told the Post.

But even those close to the former mayor think the run may be a bad idea.

"They think this is crazy," a source told the Post. "They realize how long the odds are, but they are standing by.”

Other sources reportedly said he is eyeing the run as way into a cabinet position or vice presidential bid.

The run may also be a reaction to Giuliani’s faltering private-sector work.

"Nobody is paying $100,000 to hear the same warmed-over 9/11 speech. His speaking fees have dropped as well as his consulting fees," a source told the Post.

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