Former mayor Rudy Giuliani was at the University of Arkansas over the weekend and he was (inevitably) asked about his plans for 2012:
Says Hizzoner: ”My concern about 2012 is — because I’m a Republican — to make sure that the Republican party fields a candidate that can win. And if I think that I can help by being a candidate, then that would probably persuade me to do it, but if I can help supporting another candidate, then I’d probably do that.”
Giuliani has been saying he would wait until the field settles out before deciding whether or not to jump in, and so his answer to this question will become increasingly untenable as it becomes clearer who is actually running and who isn’t.
Giuliani goes on to praise the slow-cooking nature of the 2012 campaign, saying that by the time the convention rolled out in 2008 most politicos were exhausted by the whole thing.
And the mayor was of course asked about 9/11, and he acknowledges that the city was unprepared for the attack.
A local TV affiliate has the videos. They aren’t embeddable, but they can be viewed here.