Skip to comments.Giuliani not fit for the White House: poll (Go Rudy!!)
Posted on 03/21/2007 5:04:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A majority of respondents to a Crain's online poll agree with columnist Alair Townsend, who wrote in this week's issue that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn't have the temperament to be an effective president.
Ms. Townsend wrote that, while she had voted for the former mayor three times, she would not be casting a fourth vote for him, criticizing his "stick-in-your-eye" style. Ms. Townsend said that his strong personality would not translate well when it comes to dealing with international leaders and Congress.
About 70% of the 784 respondents to the Crain's poll agree that Mr. Giuliani's argumentative temperament makes him a poor candidate for the White House.
"Rudy does not have the ability to work with others. It is his way or no way," wrote poll respondent Elaine Walsh. "The decisions he made as mayor were not in the best interests of New York City and on Sept. 10, 2001, his days were numbered and he was leaving with a poor record."
Another respondent worries that Mr. Giuliani's aggressive demeanor would do little to bring about much-needed change in Washington.
"If there's one thing we should have learned from the current administration, it's the tragic risks we face when our leaders fail to listen to divergent views," wrote Bill Melville, in survey comments. "For the sake of the nation, we need to get as far from the 'my way or the highway' thinking we're now mired in as possible. Unfortunately, Rudy won't get us there."
About 30% of respondents say that Mr. Giuliani's style would be well-suited for the White House.
"Apparently the ultra liberals are running this poll and feel that Mayor Giuliani is not the man," wrote poll respondent Joseph DiMauro. "I feel differently because he knows how to make decisions in a very hard world filled with tough people."
The results come after a poll earlier this month showed a majority of respondents were concerned about comments made by Mr. Giuliani's son. Fifty-three percent of respondents to that poll said the statements, which revealed an estranged father-son relationship, would renew concerns about Mr. Giuliani's personal life and could damage his presidential ambitions.
Uhh OK, I don't see what this has to do with the gun issue that I commented on, but it does show a spectrum of opinions on him.
Did you live in NYC during his term? The press HATED him because he was pro law and order and did not kowtow to special interest groups. They hated him then and they'll hate him now. Remember, he's pro WOT...just that alone puts a bullseye on his head.
My problems with Duncan Hunter are:
1. I don't think he has a ghost of a chance of ever getting elected. He would be lucky to carry two states.
2. His positions on trade worry me. I sympathize with the goals but just don't see how they can be accomplished in today's global economy.
I was hardly a political insider in the 70s or 80s merely one who followed people and events more than most. Yet, even I had no idea who Duncan Hunter was six months ago. All the others were familiar but not him.
My "opinion" happens to be fully confirmed by the poll numbers.
And you believe that Rudy, as Mayor, had something to contribute to an emergency by staying?
As to the bitterness here. It mainly flows from those who hate Rudy. Most of those who support him say they will vote for the nominee even it isn't him. While the bitter rant and rave and threaten. And we should give in to these people?
Tancredo could not win ONE state primary. He won't even get in double digits in any. But carry on.
This is one of the most hilarious things I have read. Nussle must be inflicted with the same type of dementia as Al Gore.
While I agree with the title (not the editorialization at the end of it), we all know online polls are crap.
Check out the numbers at Michael Barone's Blog:
***...Conclusions: This confirms Giuliani's significant rise from the 27-to-30 percent level of November to January to the 35-to-37 percent level of February to March. Also, McCain's fall from 25.5 to 27 percent in November to December to 20 to 23 percent in January to March. Also, note that the percentages for others and undecideds have been declining, roughly in tandem with the move to Giuliani; Romney's numbers have not had a significant change, and neither, it seems, have those of Gingrich, who in any case is not a declared candidate. Yes, there's a market out there for another alternative. But it's not a market that has been expanding....***
Please remove J.C. Watts from your list as he would be appalled at your lies! He is honest something your post is not!
[Uh, wrong, the painting did a swell job of labeling itself not only antireligious but crap.]
I see time and again here, people saying they won't vote for him,
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