Published: October 30, 2002
preview / download Following are quotes from the “Hardball College Tour 2002” with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani at the University of Pennsylvania, airing tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. A full transcript will be available tomorrow at www.tv.msnbc.com. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” airs weeknights, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, HARDBALL: I want to ask you about the name of your book, Leadership. Hillary Clinton, has she got it?
RUDY GIULIANI: Not from my point of view. Nice person I respect her, I like her, Ive gotten to know her.
MATTHEWS: If you ran, would you have liked to have beaten her?
GIULIANI: Well, of course I dont know if I would have won or lost. When I dropped out of the race because I had prostate cancer I thought I was going to win but I could have been wrong, and she won a very big victory I think shes a good person and I respect her. I disagree with her, and I have a very different philosophy than she has, so from my point of view she would not be a person that I would want to be a leader because she has a different set of views.
MATTHEWS: Is she a New Yorker?
GIULIANI: Shes the United States Senator from New York.
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GIULIANI ON WHETHER HE WILL RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN: I do not know what my political future holds…
MATTHEWS: Wouldnt it be fun to knock off Chuck Schumer, though? I mean, wouldnt it be enjoyable to beat him?
GIULIANI: Just for the pure fun of beating Chuck Schumer? Youre not going to get me to rule out running for anything. I might run for, who knows what, commissioner of something.