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.
"I'll defend his conservatism - welfare reform,"
Rudy Giuliani: Welfare Reform Bill Does More harm Than good
Really? Rudy has a national security record? What has he done other than talk?
So that leaves you with school choice. Whoopee. That overrides all his liberalism!
I don't have a candidate yet. I'm just trying to make sure a liberal doesn't win the GOP nomination.
And thanks for falling into pattern.
Why would he stand up to them? He agrees with them about 80% of the time.
LOL. Where to?
It was in response to something about hunting and he went on to say he understood the 2nd Amendment - which I interpret to mean, he knows it is about more than hunting.
You are turning people off with your approach. You sound like one of those shrill libs who feels the need to shout everyone down.
Too bad he's a gun-grabbing wingnut.
"Hillary is a proven liar. Do you put Giuliani in the same group?"
As a liar?
I don't know, what is it when you are vehemently anti-gun your entire political career and then say you "understand the second amendment" in an attempt to mislead GOP voters?
Is that honesty?
No small thing turning around the terror NYC was experiencing. Have Hunter or Gingrich done something similar? Talking a policy is good but Giuliani has walked the walk.
I'm not trying to shout you down. I'm exposing you and rudy. Because it's easy.
I've done it to liberals supporting liberal policies for years. It's just as easy when I'm doing it against liberals supporting a liberal on FR.
"You are turning people off with your approach. "
On the contrary, my approach works, which is why the rudy boosters complain when they see his words and records used against him.
Ah, now you've resorted to the "I'm so clever" quips because you can't deal with actually debating the issues.
Want me to tell you what you're going to be doing next? Because so far you're following closely to form.
Talk about contortions.
Ahh, but we already are being told that RINO Rudy has been anointed as the nominee for the Republicans in 08. Any support for any other candidate, declared or not, is irrelevant and futile.
B-b-b-but I read here on FR that Rudy is a liberal??
What's a contortion?
He was against the welfare reform bill and he has no foreign policy or military experience.
And I stopped taking your seriously as soon as I saw you insinuating I was paid to be against rudy.
The rest of the time was just spent exposing you for what you really are. And you fell in true to form. The generalizations fit because you sure jumped through all the same old rudybooster hoops.
Only the Rudyphobic are claiming an annointment has occurred. That is the only way they can rationalize the massive unpopularity of the candidates they support. Of course, the supporter of a 2%er is going to claim the front runner was "annointed".
However, we were told months ago that McCain was the Annointed One.
Pointing out Quixotic candidacies is totally different from an annointment too. Supporting those candidates is futile if victory is the goal supporting them for other reasons including mobilizing the social conservatives or the far right is legitimate politics.
People have a right to proclaim the Houston Texans will win the Super Bowl next year but they cannot be expected to be taken seriously.
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