Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took time out of discussion about the Sept. 11 anniversary Tuesday to evaluate his chances at getting the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
“I think if I were to run, I would have a chance of winning the presidency,” Giuliani said during remarks at the National Press Club. “But I would have a hard time getting nominated. I’m a realist and I understand how the primary system works. So I would like to see if there’s somebody that emerges that I think would be a strong candidate in the Republican Party for president. If somebody does emerge that I believe can win, I would probably support that person. If I think we’re truly desperate, I may run. Which is the way I got elected mayor of New York City. Do you know what my slogan was? ‘You can’t do any worse.'”
“You just said you could not be nominated,” National Press Club President Mark Hamrick told the former mayor. “What is it about the Republican Party these days that would prevent that from happening?”
“I didn’t say I couldn’t be. I said it would be difficult,” Giuliani replied. “We would have to be truly desperate.”
Watch this video from C-SPAN, broadcast Sept. 6, 2011.
Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.
"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."
While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.
‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election
Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.
But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.