Shocker: Unpopular Former Mayor Who Lost His Last Race Not Running for Office Again

I love to say "I told you so." So, I told you so. The Associated Press reports, "Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, viewed by many New York Republicans as a savior for the struggling party, said Tuesday that he won't run for political office next year." Apparently, Giuliani realized that making a lot of money while living in New York City would be more fun than battling the state's other top Republicans for a senatorial or gubernatorial nomination and then opposing either a Democratic incumbent or up-and-coming State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Learning the nuances of every upstate county's problems so that you can potentially be back where you started when you failed in your presidential bid -- a failure that demonstrated that you have no plausible presidential prospects so statewide office won't be a steppingstone to the White House anyway -- just isn't that appealing, I guess. Who would have thought?

This should be the last nail in the coffin of the New York-D.C. media's habit of talking up every two-term New York mayor's prospects for higher office, however unlikely. But here's another bold prediction: it won't be. Wouldn't you rather write about Giuliani or Mike Bloomberg than George Pataki or Rick Lazio? I know I would.

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