Is Giuliani vicious enough to win the Republican nomination?

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Aug. 31 2006 5:32 PM

Rudy Hits the Campaign Trail

Is Giuliani vicious enough to win the Republican nomination?

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It was the kind of stupid remark candidates usually ignore. They either agree but can't show that they do, or they don't want to cause a stir by contradicting one of the partisans they've come to court. Giuliani's aides were already preparing to move him to his waiting SUV. He could have just left.

"Time out," he said bringing his hands together to make a T. "Time out." The crowd quieted down. "The other thing we have to learn is that we can't get into this partisan bickering. The fact is that Republicans and Democrats have the same objectives. … Democrats are loyal Americans. Republicans are loyal Americans. I think we have better answers, but we have to respect each other."

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This guy is never getting the nomination.