Giuliani: Door Is Open for 2012 White House Run

Former Republican presidential candidate and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani appears to have his sights on the nation's highest office once more, as he signaled intentions to run in the 2012 presidential race in an interview with CNBC Thursday.

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Asked by CNBC's Larry Kudlow if he was considering a 2012 run, Giuliani answered a definitive "yes." Pressed further, Giuliani answered yes again when asked if the door for a run was open.

"I will take a look at 2012," Giuliani said. "It's really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I'll have to evaluate as the year goes along."

Giuliani was mayor of New York City during the September 11 terrorism attacks. He cut short his 2008 presidential run after a bruising loss in his party's Florida primary race.