Giuliani Gets Big Coverage Based on Rare Joke
A questioner suggested that, given that the race is next year and Giuliani claimed not to have "thought deeply" about it, the former Mayor was "unprepared" to run. "When I do, if I decide to run," replied the Mayor, "I will think more deeply about the issues than I have." He said that if he were running the state, he would consider abolishing the sales tax and instituting "successive massive budget cuts."
Giuliani also criticized Mayor Bloomberg's sales tax hike, and said that America had "made a mistake" in electing Barack Obama, comparing the president, who has been in office six months, to Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson.