Former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was a guest speaker at the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Irish Heritage Luncheon today and The Politicker asked him whether he’ll be making an endorsement in this year’s Republican race. While Mr. Giuliani’s endorsement is considered influential to GOP voters, last month, he told CBS News he was reluctant to back Mitt Romney because the current frontrunner “has changed his position on virtually everything.” But today, Mr. Giuliani said he could imagine himself endorsing any of the three main Republican candidates.
“I can see myself supporting any one of the Republican candidates, whether it’s Governor Romney, Rick Santorum, or it’s my friend, Newt Gingrich,” Mr. Giuliani said. “I think all three of them would be much better for this country than President Obama, who, I think, is a disaster for our economy.”
Mr. Giuliani initially declined to answer our question about his endorsement, preferring to stick to energy, which was the main theme of his talk at the luncheon.
“I’m not here to discuss politics. I will at the end. I’m here to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Bronx, also to talk on energy,” he said.
After he gave remarks on energy, specifically his belief the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plant should not be closed, Mr. Giuliani grabbed us by the shoulder and gave his thoughts on Super Tuesday and his prospective endorsement.
“You want to know about the primaries right? I’ll tell you right away, I will tell you about the primaries,” he said. “It’s very close, I think that Governor Romney took a big step toward being the nominee yesterday by winning Ohio. Even though it was close, he won it. He keeps getting delegates. It’s happening slowly.”
Since energy was the main theme of Mr. Giuliani’s speech, we asked him which of the Republican candidates has the best energy policy in his eyes.
“You know, they have the same energy policy. If you look at them, they don’t differ on energy, they’re pretty much all the same,” Mr. Giuliani said. “They all have an all-of-the-above energy policy, which is what im going to talk about today.”