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Governor Rudi?

It still seems a long shot, but could Rudi Guiliani still make to the White House, in 2013?    New York has been a stepping stone for governors aspiring to become president, both Roosevelt’s,  Thomas Dewey, and even George Pataki.    The New York Post reports that if David Paterson resigned and a special election if called, Guiliani may run, Maggie Haberman [1]:
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Rudi GiulianiIn the latest twist in New York politics, Rudy Giuliani [2] is eyeing a run for governor in a special election this fall should Gov. Paterson be forced to resign, sources say.

A top adviser to the former mayor, who pulled the plug on his presidential bid in January, yesterday dangled the possibility of Giuliani’s running in a special election

Giuliani hasn’t been impeccable, but compared to Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, Rudi has been a boy scout. 

John McCain likely will not run in 2012.   If Giuliani can straighten the mess left by Spitzer and Paterson, and get three good years under his belt, he will be formidable candidate. ?