Rudy a Republican!

Bloomberg News is reporting that Giuliani has declared that he will run as a Republican, not an Independent, if he runs for president in 2008.

Because he is pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-gay rights, some poll-watchers have speculated that he will never survive the GOP primary process. But the mayor said he would not forsake his party.

So much for that fun theory.

Also, at the same event — the World Business Forum in Chicago — Colin Powell criticized Bush for failing to commit enough troops to Iraq (but said nothing, apparently, about WMDs). And Bill Clinton offered up praise for Al Gore.

– Lizzy Ratner