Giuliani Toys with Presidency ... Again
- Your Statement of Candidacy is incomplete because it lacks information required by the Federal Election Campaign Act ... In particular, the filing is missing the "Office Sought" designation ... Please amend your statement of candidacy to include the information requested as the term "undecided" does not identify a specific Federal office.
- Although I realize that the 1999-2000 election cycle has begun, I am as of now still undecided as to the federal office, if any, for which I may become a candidate. Should I decide that I will be a candidate for a specific federal office in this current election cycle, I will promptly amend my previous statement of candidacy so that the information is available on the public record.
Ultimately, of course, Rudy decided to try for a Senate seat in a bid that collapsed when his "get-photographed-with-the-mistress" strategy backfired. Now that he has properly remarried, been cured of the prostate cancer that contributed to his withdrawal in 2000, and repaired his reputation with 9-11 heroics, he's (maybe) running for president, doubtless cheering the people who've tried to draft him for that job.
But Rudy's not running alone. Not only is some guy named Arnold Jones a putative 2008 presidential candidate (with like $50 in the bank, mind you), but so are one, two, or three others who, like Giuliani, call New York home: