SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: And welcome to “Hannity & Colmes.” Thank you for being with us. I’m Sean Hannity.
And we get right to our top story tonight. Earlier today, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani filed “statement of candidacy” papers with the Federal Elections Commission. Mayor Giuliani joins us now for a â€œHannity & Colmesâ€ exclusive interview!
Should I say congratulations or condolences?
RUDY GIULIANI, FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY: A little of both, but mostly congratulations. It’s wonderful thing to be, you know, organizing and putting together. And it’s a little — very humbling to think that running for president of the United States is — for a kid from Brooklyn, it’s quite a step.
HANNITY: You are then officially running to be the next president of the United States?
GIULIANI: Well, we still have to formally announce it and do a few more things. But this is about as close as you’re going to get. We did everything you have to do, I guess legally to do it — then you still have to make a formal announcement and do things like that
HANNITY: Are you in it to win it?
GIULIANI: Gosh, yes. I mean, that’s the only reason to do it. I mean, first thing you have to do is say to yourself, you know, what can I bring to it, what can I do that’s, you know, different or — and how can I make the country better? How can I improve it?
And I think that the experiences that I’ve had as mayor of New York City, United States attorney, all of them very, very, strongly, kind of in the executive area, where you have to have leadership, and organization, and focus, and having dealt with a city that was in really bad shape when I took over and that I had to kind of turn around, I think it gives you the background to approach it and to feel pretty comfortable that you can make a difference.