Giuliani "Absolutely" Thinking About '12

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    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says he’s “absolutely” open to a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

    “I will take a look at 2012,” Giuliani said Thursday night on CNBC.

    He ran what was regarded as a disastrous campaign in 2008 and bowed out after finishing third in the Florida primary.

    “It’s really a question of, can I play a useful role?” Giuliani said, without offering a timeframe for when he would decided. “Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I’ll have to evaluate as the year goes along.”

    Giuliani would have a tough road to plow, analysts have said, and even his supporters are doubtful that he could secure the GOP nomination.

    Earlier this month, Giuliani didn’t quite deny a New York Post report that he was mulling a bid. “Of course I keep in the back of my mind” the possibility of running again, he said on MSNBC.

    He also said that while he didn’t think he had plans to be in New Hampshire, he wouldn’t mind visiting the first-in-the-nation primary state.

    “I love New Hampshire,” he said. “It’s a great state and I love being there. And I love being involved in the process.”