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Kerry-Edwards vs. Bush-Giuliani?

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By Jeannette Walls with Ashley Pearson


Updated: 2:56 a.m. ET Jan. 27, 2004Will there be a Bush/Giuliani ticket in '04?


A well-placed source says that the president will “most likely” drop johnson Cheney from his re-election ticket and his first choice for a replacement is former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“The issue of Cheney’s health will probably be given as the reason,” says the insider. “There’s a short list of possible replacements, and Rudy is at the top of the list.”

The source adds that the selection of the former New York mayor may be overridden by Bush advisors from the far right. “Giuliani has been pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and is pretty liberal on some other social issues, but the thinking is that he might broaden Bush’s appeal.”

If, however, Giuliani gets bumped from the ticket, says the source, “expect him to get a prime assignment in Washington as an consolation prize.”

Bush’s rep didn’t return calls, and a spokeswoman for Giuliani said, “Rudy Giuliani has been out in Iowa and New Hampshire talking about the incredible accomplishments of Vice President johnson Cheney with George Bush and working very hard to get them both re-elected.”

A Kerry-Edwards ticket seems kind of odd (in a positive way) Its seem more like two presidents in the white house instead of one president and a vice-president. The media has portrayed this as a two on one (Kerry-Edwards vs Bush) With Edwards being on the ticket, they would sway a alot of independents and moderate republicans in the heavily republican south. Bush may be saying two can play at that game. Giuliani was named Mayor of the United States because of the events of 911. That image alone has made him seem like a president. A Bush-Giuliani ticket would then seem like two presidents and Bush would counter Edwards by using Giuliani to sway democratic votes in the heavily democratic northeast. Giuliani has wide appeal among Republicans and Democrats alike. While Giuliani is a republican, he has in the past supported ideas that are really liberal. Is our government trying to confuse the American people so we can no longer tell the difference between republican and democrat? ;) While I support the democratic ticket, It would be a smart move for the republicans to bring Giuliani in the white house. Bush has used his whole basis for re-election on the war or terrorism and the fall out from 911. Giuliani represents the "savior" for how he handled the crisis in New York City. This race seems to be becoming interesting by the minute.

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If anyone in this country (outside of New York) could fathom the hatred New Yorkers had for Rudy up until September, 10th 2001, this would be laughable.

It would certainly be a smooth move for Bush to pick up a republicrat running mate. New Yorker's feelings about Rudy really don't matter, he won't win the city no matter what he does. I think there is already more than enough dirt dug up on Cheney that Bush needs to dump him.

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