Around the World with Rudy
You name it, Rudy's been there in this last week of Election 2006, including stops for Jim Talent in Missouri and Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania.
The last week will also see stops to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Rudy was in South Carolina yesterday and picked up at least one voter:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani kept getting asked the same question while making voter turnout calls at the South Carolina Republican Party's headquarters Thursday night.
"You running for president?"
At GOP headquarters, Giuliani surprised Betty Sturkie with a call.
"Straight ticket?" Giuliani asked Sturkie. "Couldn't be any better, Betty. ... But I'm not running right now. Maybe I'll call you back in two years," Giuliani said before hanging up.
"Well, I guess if I run, I'll have one vote. She said she'd vote for me. Write this name down," Giuliani told GOP staffers.
Earlier at a mill loading dock beside stacks of bagged flour, Giuliani told a crowd of about 100 he's not making up his mind whether to run for president until 2007. "There's a chance, but that's after this election is over," he said.
This morning, Rudy's in New Hampshire for a sold-out event with pro-gun, anti-tax activists. Here's how VictoryNH's Harry Levine describes it:
"After the response to our initial announcement, we expected strong turn out, but New Hampshire is so accustomed to national political figures paying us a visit, that you usually end up selling tickets at the door," said Harry Levine, co-founder of Victory NH, "but when America's Mayor comes to town to help protect America's Primary, the people of New Hampshire know this is one event they don't want to miss."