Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III
Rudolph Giuliani is one of the most controversial presidential candidates in recent history. This controversy arises not only from his political view points, but from his personal escapades as well. He has had a highly public affair while married and in office, then publicly left his wife and moved in with his mistress. This also resulted in public problems with his children. However his political prowess, bolstered by his leadership during the 9/11 tragedy has made him an unlikely candidate for the republican presidential nomination. His leadership during those troubled times have made many republicans forget about the controversial platforms he supports such as gay marriage and his pro choice abortion stance, both traditional Republican pitfalls. Nevertheless, his prominent place in politics and his leadership during troubled times have made him a viable option for the presidency.
Rudy Giuliani, better now known as “America’s Mayor”, was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 28, 1944 (Rubin 1). Giuliani is married to his third wife and has two kids Andrew and Caroline with his second wife Donna Hanover. Giuliani has had one public affair which took place through his fight with prostate cancer. Due to his physical health at that time, Giuliani claimed that he could not have any sexual relations with his mistress, Judith Stish Nathan (who is now his third wife)(Carlson 4). Though he admits a heartfelt affair, since he never consummated the relationship it wasn’t truly an “affair” (How Bill Clinton of him!). Now all that drama aside, it will still be difficult for Giuliani to get the republican nomination.
His colorful personal life aside, the real reason why Giuliani will be an unlikely Presidential candidate is due to his political views. For instance, “No Republican has ever supported taxpayer funding for abortion (except for Giuliani)” (Rubin 12). He is also a supporter of gay marriages and the rights of...