It's Giuliani Time!

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America's Mayor — or New York's former mayor, at least — has set up an exploratory committee for a presidential run, and, boy, are the tabs excited. We'll happily grant that Rudy Giuliani's 9/11 bona fides aren't nothing, but we also wonder if his quest to become the standard-bearer of the family-values party might in fact be an uphill battle. Some numbers to consider …

Number of Republican presidential nominees since 1980: 4
Number who performed admirably on September 11 and 12, 2001, including the 2000 and 2004 nominee: 0
Number who were from the Northeast (remembering the George H.W. Bush was considered a Texas resident when he became president): 0
Number who were Roman Catholics: 0
Number who were pro-choice: 0
Number who were pro–gay rights: 0
Number who were divorced: 2
Number who were twice divorced: 0
Number who informed his wife of their impending divorce via press conference: 0
Number who moved in with his gay close friend and his gay close friend's partner after being thrown out of his mayoral residence by wife, whom he had informed via press conference he would be divorcing her: 0

CORRECTION, Nov. 17: We are bad at counting, and this item originally claimed five GOP presidential nominees since 1980. And we have forgotten most of what we knew about Bob Dole, including that he was divorced; this item originally cited only one divorced nominee.