Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Candidacy Gaining Traction
Posted on 08/25/2007 10:46:00 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Early in the pre-campaign for the 2008 White House, New York ex-Mayor Giuliani was regarded by those who hate him as one of those gaudy soap bubbles that survives just long enough for you to yell to your brother to hurry on into the bathroom and take a look; but you're confident it will pop and leave a little moist remembrance on the white tile floor without you needing to blow it or poke it.
That was many months ago, and far from popping, the Giuliani candidacy is gaining, sinking mud-cleats into solid political support and grabbing traction. Why? I think I know. And if I'm right it will be the first time I've really learned from history. Never too late.
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Rudy Giuliani has his shortcomings, but his accomplishments are undeniable. As Mayor, he achieved conservative results in the most unlikely of places. And his attempts to mollify conservatives may be paying off.
Boy this is a barf alert of biblical porprotions.
It’s still early in the campaign - more than a year to election day - but Giuliani’s candidacy remains viable. He is at the top of several polls. Those who predicted his early flameout - including many on this forum - have been proven wrong.
If you want executive skill and energy in a president, Mitt and Rudy have them in abundance. FRed doesn't. Mitt and Rudy are doers. FRed is a dozer.
Hes going to have to defend his gun policies, his policies toward illegal immigration, all the deals he cut with the labor unions, his public social policy pronouncements, and so on. So.. not a slam dunk. Hes peaked , IMO, so we’ll see.
There is no way that Rudy Giuliani will win the Republican nomination. None. Bookmark it, take it to the bank, it’s not gonna happen. The base will not support Rudy the pro-abort, pro-homo RINO.
Next thing you know, Willard the Weatherboy will stop lying about Reagan.
Barry Farber is a pretty staunch conservative. Rudy will be a much stronger candidate than most around here want to admit.
Your post #5 is right on the nail.
That's because the liberal media is running interference for him.
Percentage probability of nomination, per www.intrade.com contracts:
20.0 F Thompson
00.1 J Bush, Tancredo
Candidacies not listed have such poor chances that no one is willing to buy their contracts.
IT has no morals!
IT is for the murder of unborn babies!
IT is a big gun control nut!
IT covered for the invaders in ITS city!
IT surrounded ITself with thugs!
It is a thug!
Why does IT have an R by ITS name instead of a D?
Possibly. If he does become the nominee, of course they’ll turn on him (as they would have with McCain in double-naught). But we won’t really know how viable Giuliani’s candidacy is until Fred Thompson steps in (I don’t thnk Romney is a serious challenge, despite his recent successes).
Tertium non datur.
How so. While Rudy and Mitt were avoiding the draft Fred was cutting his teeth in Watergate & taking down a corrupt Governor.
8 years in the Senate: Fred has been on the front lines in important issues such as national security, government expenditures, foreign policy, while Rudy was going after squee-gee men and Mitt trying to save some stupid Winter Olympics.
So please play the "Fred is lazy" card again. BTW, most people don't want an "energetic" President. They just want someone to stay out of their hair and do their jobs. That's why "lazy" Presidents such as Coolidge & Reagan were popular.
The only fact that justifies this statement is that Rudy is still between 30-35% on the opinion polls.
Barry makes much of the fact this hasn’t changed downward—I make much of the fact it hasn’t gone up. Rudy has no momentum. I don’t believe he’ll get more than 30% of the Republican delegates.
Remember, even among primary goers, I doubt more than 50% are following the candidates. I say this to mean, I doubt 50% of the Republican primary voters are aware Rudy is pro-abortion and pro-gay.
We’ll see about that. My sense right now is that Hillary beats Thompson the way her husband beat Bob Dole.
A hopeless shill.
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