The public career of Rudolph Giuliani is likely at an end. The New York Times reports that Giuliani will not be running for the U.S. Senate:
Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Republicans briefed on his decision said Monday evening. …
Mr. Giuliani, whose decision to forgo a race for governor was reported a month ago, plans to endorse Rick Lazio for governor of New York on Tuesday afternoon at a news conference in Manhattan, the Republicans said. Mr. Giuliani’s intentions were reported by The Daily News on its Web site Monday evening.
But don’t cry for the former mayor. Giuliani leaves public service for a lucrative life he’s made for himself.
Then Rudy went off and made a great deal of money, providing obscure consulting services to companies and countries who liked being able to hire the name, and making speeches about leadership for six-figure payouts.
Don’t knock making boatloads of money just because companies and countries are impressed by your name until you try it.
I hope that Giuliani gets work for more than just his name. He’s been hired as a security consultant for the Rio Games in 2016. And they need to get to work, now.
Just because Rudy is exiting the public stage, doesn’t mean he needs to be a stranger to Above the Law. His firm, Bracewell Giuliani, remains an interesting player in the market — especially in Texas. And people forget that Giuliani time got started in a prosecutor’s office; Rudy was a really good one.
Whether it involves stamping out Brazilian criminals trying to smuggle drugs to Michael Phelps or saving the world from 9/11/11, I think we will see more of Rudolph Giuliani.
Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate [New York Times]
Goodbye, Giuliani [Huffington Post]