Rudolph William Louis "rudy" giuliani III (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. He gained his first fame as a United States Attorney prosecuting high-profile cases including ones against organized crime. He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, where he gained credit for reducing crime and improving the quality of life in the city, but also suffered adverse publicity due to relationships in his personal life. He then gained national attention for his leadership role during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center that led him to be named Time's 2001 Person of the Year and receive an honorary knighthood for Queen Elizabeth II. His public visibility in the days following the attacks earned him the nickname "America's Mayor." Since leaving office as Mayor of New York, giuliani founded the successful giuliani Partners security consulting business, started through acquisition the giuliani Capital Advisors investment banking firm, and joined the bracewell & giuliani law firm. In February 2007 giuliani filed a statement of candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential campaign. Now please tell me someone better at bringing the nation together through nonpartisan politics, better at cleaning up crime and corruption, better at the security issue, better at the immigration issue, better at simple common sense and just plain better at overall management of this country. I know personally that he would like to clean up the tax mess and is truly a person that cares about this country. Feedback?