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Rudy: I’m Not A Candidate For VP

By on 4.3.08 | 9:49PM

Rudy Giuliani, in an interview tonight on Hannity & Colmes, said he would consider becoming John McCain's running mate if asked, but it wasn't something he was seeking.

Pressed by Sean Hannity several times about whether he would accept the VP slot, Giuliani said he wasn't thinking about it, that it isn't a relevant issue until June or July. Obviously, he said, if the potential president asks you to do something you seriously consider it, but "I am not a candidate for it."

He also brushed aside rumors that he would run for governor in New York, by laughing and joking "I'm not running, I'm walking," a reference to the fact that he's taking things easier now that he's no longer running for president.

Looking forward to the general election, he said it doesn't matter whether the nominee is Hillary Clinton--both want to raise taxes, raise tarriffs, and neglect the fight against terrorism--while McCain has more experience and supports free trade, keeping taxes low, and staying on offense against terrorists.

Overall, Giuliani seemed pretty relaxed not to be running himself.

Just to give my two cents, I think it would be a huge mistake for McCain to choose Giuliani to be his running mate. Having another moderate on the ticket would virtually assure a mass exodus from the party by conservatives. While I thought Giuliani's leadership skills, accomplishments, and executive experience could have made him a strong president, those talents would be much less relevant in the number two slot. Plus, his disastrous presidential campaign eroded much of his crossover appeal.

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