Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has announced that he has filed papers with the FEC to become an official candidate for President. "I'm in this to win," Giuliani said on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes.
CNN reports that "Despite being immensely popular in national polls, Giuliani faces hurdles to securing the Republican nomination state by state. His moderate stances on issues such as gun control, abortion and gay rights do not sit well with hard-core social conservatives who are a crucial voting group in the nominating contests. His two divorces could be obstacles as well.
"But conservatives also aren't entirely sold on McCain, an Arizona senator, and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and that could even the playing field for Giuliani. He hopes primary and caucus voters look past his liabilities and consider his record of leadership in difficult times."