November 29, 2007 |
IOWA CAUCUS- goers will cast their first ballots in the 2008 presidential race in just five weeks, and Rudy Giuliani, trailing rival Mitt Romney in the Hawkeye State, needs to spend every available moment campaigning there. Yet on Tuesday, Rudy could instead be found in a state whose April primary has for years meant little to the presidential nominating process. He was drawn to Pittsburgh by matters of friendship, loyalty and respect - concepts seldom broached with focus groups and direct messaging.
February 20, 1999 |
The country may be glad it's over, but plenty of us pundits would be wailing the post-impeachment blues today if all 2000 promised was Al Gore against Bush the Younger. But in the metropolis, hope lives that Hillary Rodham Clinton will say yes to Rudy Giuliani for the Senate, setting up the undercard as the Fight of the Century. Rudy and Hillary have yet to agree to the match, of course, but all signs say that at least he will run. But first, let's look at Hillary as candidate.
March 14, 1997 |
His image too dour, Bob Dole put aside his suit and tie. But it was not enough. Maybe he should have tried a blond wig and a dress, like Rudy Giuliani. The tough-guy mayor of New York is up for re-election. The former prosecutor and anti-crime crusader does not come across as a lighthearted guy. At least not until the night he cavorted on stage at a press dinner in a gown, wig and heavy makeup. If Giuliani wins a second term in a landslide later this year, political consultants might see irresistible possibilities.
October 26, 1994
Republicans have been dreaming about a political tide strong enough to take out some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party: Ted Kennedy, Tom Foley and Mario Cuomo. Those dreams got a rude jolt on Monday when the Republican mayor of New York, Rudolph W. Giuliani, gave Gov. Cuomo a ringing endorsement for a fourth term. Democrats are hailing the mayor as a statesman who acted in the city's best interests, while fellow Republicans are seething that he acted in his own political self-interest.
September 27, 2007 |
MORE AND MORE, it's looking like the 2008 Democratic and Republican nominees for president will be Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. And the two front-runners are certainly acting the parts. Giuliani's latest salvo at Clinton came in the form of a full-page ad in the New York Times in which he blasted Clinton for questioning Gen. David Petraeus' veracity and chided her for refusing to denounce the tactics of MoveOn.org. Giuliani is out to clearly contrast his approach with that of Clinton's, especially on national security.
February 27, 2015
WHEN I WAS about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called "The Man Without A Country. " It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale, and told the tale of a man who - angered at being tried for treason against the United States - spouted out in the middle of the trial, "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" In punishment, the astounded judge grants him his wish: He is found guilty and sentenced to spend the rest of his life on U.S. Navy warships.
September 14, 2001 |
Bravo, Rudy. That's what they're saying in New York this week about the mayor of the most important and, in this crushing time, the saddest city in the world. Since the moment Tuesday that the famous skyline of Manhattan changed its signature forever, Mayor Giuliani has been everywhere - leading, consoling, communicating, in hard hat and windbreaker, answering the needs of that most critical of human beings: the ordinary New Yorker. He even sounds humble. It's natural to expect our political leaders to grow taller and more confident during a crisis; inside, we secretly fear their diminishment.
August 30, 2000 |
Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City By Andrew Kirtzman Morrow, 333 pages, $25 FOR A WHILE THERE, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was on a roll. It was unusual enough for a Republican to be elected mayor of America's largest (and mostly Democratic) city, but then Giuliani went on to earn a national reputation for taking a city that, a decade ago, a Time Magazine cover story declared a hopeless mess and giving it new life. Giuliani brought order to the usual chaos of city government, lowered the crime rate, replaced fear with hope and lured billions of dollars' worth of new development.
February 26, 2015 |
Rudy Giuliani's ridiculous comments questioning President Obama's affection for his country are a throwback to when Vietnam War protesters and anyone else who challenged America to cure its shortcomings were urged to "love it, or leave it. " That philosophical intolerance was wrong then and remains so now, especially with Washington caught up in a partisan divide that has threatened funding for Homeland Security. While other politicians have been calling for bipartisanship following last year's election of a Republican-majority Congress, Giuliani prefers to throw bombs at the Democratic president.
November 13, 2007 |
From time to time we will run excerpts from columnist Dick Polman's blog, "Dick Polman's American Debate. " Watch this page for Polman high points - and check out the blog. Friday. At week's end, let's bestow a few awards: Spiciest Straight Talk . . . Joe Biden. When he was asked . . . whether he would like to be considered as Democratic running mate on a ticket headed by Hillary Clinton, he dispensed with the usual variations of evasion. . . . Instead, he opted for candor mode.