BREAKING: Giuliani not running for NY governor?

Rudy’ ain’t runnin’?

From The New York Times:

Giuliani Is Said to Have Decided Not to Run for Governor
Published: November 19, 2009
Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for governor of New York next year after months of mulling a candidacy, according to people who have been told of the decision.

His decision is a blow to many Republican leaders, who had viewed Mr. Giuliani as the strongest potential candidate in a year in which voter anger and anti-Albany sentiment appear to be swelling.

Contenders from both parties have been waiting for months to hear what the former mayor would decide.

It was not clear what prompted the decision, but the prospect of potentially facing Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, who is quietly planning his own run for governor, may not have appealed to Mr. Giuliani, who suffered a bruising defeat in the 2008 Republican presidential primary. While many political analysts believe Mr. Giuliani would have comfortably beaten Gov. David A. Paterson, he would likely have faced an uphill battle against Mr. Cuomo, one of the most popular politicians in the state.

Meet the next governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

New York desperately needs elected officials that haven’t been bought by the labor unions (SEIU, ACORN, UFT). Andrew Cuomo (or any Democrat) is probably not that elected official.

New York desperately needs a real Republican party. New York State is said to be going bankrupt as soon as next month.

I left New York for Texas. Voting with my feet was the best thing for me and my family.

Rudy, how about challenging ACORN-owned Kirsten Gillibrand for senate?