Rudy Giuliani said in an interview today that if Sarah Palin decides to become a presidential candidate, she should not "fall into the trap that I fell into" during the 2008 campaign, ......
..... thinking that national popularity automatically means victories in early primary and caucus states.
The Republican former New York City mayor agreed that, like him, but "for different reasons," Palin has high national name recognition.
I would say to her, don't fall into the trap that I fell into (in 2007 and 2008) in thinking it's about how nationally popular you are.
Giuliani said that while he won't decide until later summer whether to run for President because he wants to see "how the field develops," if he does, "I'd never run the campaign like the one I ran three years ago. That was a big mistake."