The Giuliani Angle on Term Limits

Although his own attempt to engineer an extended mayoral stint failed, Rudy Giuliani is cautiously supportive of Michael Bloomberg’s plan, telling the Daily News he’d be willing to campaign for the mayor if he runs again.

This makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, if he did decide to run for governor in 2010, Giuliani wouldn’t want Bloomberg in the race, or even creating a distraction by lurking out there as an underemployed-but-still-very-viable public servant.

But there are also Giuliani’s business interests to consider.

Consultant Norman Adler, who works mostly with Republicans, contended that Giuliani was at heart “a pragmatist,” and said of his cooperative position toward Bloomberg, “Clearly you don’t want to antagonize a man who is going to be around and affect your welfare.”