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  •  in retrospect (4+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, bwintx, Blissing, funluvn1

    It's too bad that his prostate kept him from running against Hillary in 2000 for the New York Senate seat. That would have been an opportunity to destroy Rudy as a legit candidate for higher office long before the White House (or at least the GOP nomination) came within his reach.

    The further away it gets, the more I wonder whether the cancer scare is the be all and end all of why Rudy withdrew in 2000...or if he just realized that all his shenanigans as Mayor, prior to the whitewashing event that 9/11 turned out to be for him, whether that would have led to a Hillary win as convincing as what she did to poor Rick Lazio.

    •  Even at the time, (1+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell

      I heard chatter that it wasn't so much the cancer as the realization that he'd have his ass kicked that made him drop out. Did the "it was really the cancer" story gain strength post-9/11?

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