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Is Rudy Running?


"My thinking is that I still have time to decide."

Former New York City Mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is weighing his options for a 2012 bid, although telling Politico he is not rushing into a decision.

"My thinking is that I still have time to decide. So I'm going to take it...the race is developing very slowly, compared to, maybe not necessarily historical races, but compared to 2007, which is what I'm used to," Giuliani said. "My focus when I sit down to decide will be, do I think any of the people running, or a few of them, have a good chance of beating President Obama or not?"

Among the indications, however, are the fact that Giuliani has appointed a spokeswoman to represent him in New Hampshire, and that he is coming off a two-day string of appearances in the first primary state.

Speaking to CNN's Candy Crowley in Manchester, N.H., Giuliani painted himself as the answer to fixing the country's problems.

"I probably have the best record in terms of having done something similar to what the country needs right now," Giuliani said. "I look at the other candidates, they've done some really impressive things, but none of them had to take over a city, one of the largest economies in the country, one of the most complex, one that was in terrible trouble and turn it around, have definable results, but I can point to it."

When pressed about the accomplishments of declared candidates Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and John Huntsman, Giuliani seemed to wave the former governors aside.

"They have records and they have impressive records," Giuliani said. "I don't remember their states being in the kind of condition New York City was in....we turned that around."
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