Saturday, January 27, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Scouting New Hampshire at Littleton Chamber of Commerce


Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Giuliani started a two-day campaign swing speaking on the North Country to the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Union Leader: Giuliani addresses Littleton Chamber

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani last night told a sell-out crowd at the Mount Washington Hotel that he'd like to come back to New Hampshire this summer to play a little golf and "maybe do some politics, too."

Giuliani, who is exploring a run for President, was the guest speaker at the 85th annual meeting of the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce with a sell-out crowd of more than 425 people.

In a question-and-answer session with the audience following a speech in which he talked about leadership, the first question was whether his name would be on the Presidential ballot next year, to the cheers and applause of the crowd.

"That may turn out to be more up to you than to me," he said, "I'm in the right state, which is New Hampshire." He said he had to "make a decision about my exploratory committee" and "ultimately, the more important decision is the one you make about a year from now."
Here is an interview with the Mayor and his wife prior to addressing the Littleton Chamber of Commerce:

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As Giuliani and his wife and entourage arrived at the hotel, reporters from the national and local press corps clustered around him with cameras and microphones, making it hard to get close.

But one group was even more determined to approach the former mayor who became Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2001 for his leadership in getting the city through the crisis of the terrorist attack on September 11 of that year.

That group wore green vests covered with badges, and they had clipboards and a serious agenda: cookie sales.

By the time the troop of about 10 Girl Scouts from Littleton was done with Giuliani and his wife, they had sold the couple 20 boxes of Girl Scout cookies at $3.50 a box, which came to $70, and they even got an extra $10 donation.

Monica Carroll, 10, a student at Littleton's Lakeway Elementary School, waved four $20 bills in her hand, beaming. "He gave me $80!" she shouted.

Asked how the cookies would reach the former mayor, Carroll pointed to the address on her clipboard. Assistant troop leader Bobbi Lyndes said they would mail the cookies with the postage on Troop 837.

"I really hope you win the election and become president," said Jalen Northrop, 12, of Littleton, with tears in her eyes.


Rudy Giuliani laughs with Girl Scouts from Littleton, N.H., Troop 837 at the annual Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., Friday night.

Giuliani wowed the crowd in the Grand Ballroom with his message of leadership. He said the fact the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce refers to this part of the state as "New Hampshire's Heaven," was appropriate given the landscape he and his wife have fallen in love with. "I always wanted to go to heaven," he said, drawing a laugh from the North Country crowd.

Giuliani said he may be abandoned for a few weeks, as his wife is threatening to stay here and ski.

Right after arriving at the hotel, Giuliani was asked by Jan Mercieri, the wife of Littleton Fire Chief Joe Mercieri, to sign a New York Times photo book about September 11. Her husband was unable to be at the event, but he had volunteered at Ground Zero, and she said having Giuliani's signature would mean the world to him.

"Mr. Giuliani holds a very special place in our hearts," she said.
Mayor Giuliani has come to New Hampshire to gauge support for a presidential candidacy.  There are many who are questioning whether Hizzoner will run or not.

There looks like support to Flap

Flap supposes it is Hillary's media machine instilling some "WISHFUL THINKING" - that Giuliani won't enter the race.

Sorry Hillary - have your big rally in Iowa.  But, the people know - ALL SHOW and NO SUBSTANCE.

Stay tuned.......


Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani shakes hands at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Giuliani started a two-day campaign swing speaking in the North Country to the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce.


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