February 06, 2007

Rudy's Running

Invalidating yet another of my predictions for '07, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is running for president. I've long been a Rudy fan, as he made my former city much more liveable, even before the sterling leadership he showed on 9/11. However, I cannot support him for president, mostly because the last six years have likely put me off the Republicans for at least a decade.

I find it funny that Rudy was called a fascist by many liberals when he was mayor, yet his problem in the Republican primaries is that he's "not conservative enough." Get ready to see those pictures of him in drag on SNL to start appearing in ads; in six months, we'll probably all have memorized all the details of all three of his marriages.

Regardless, the presidential race is certainly going to be more entertaining with Rudy in the race. And if he gets out of the primaries, we'll finally get that Hillary/Rudy election we never got in 2000.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 6, 2007 05:39 PM

I'm kind of excited about him, I think this is a guy I could cast my vote for.

Posted by: Tom G at February 7, 2007 11:55 AM

The Chicago Tribune starts it off today with a bizarre hatchet job - he makes too much money from speaking engagements. I guess I missed their criticism of Bill Clinton's speaking circuit.

Posted by: J. Lichty at February 7, 2007 12:30 PM

If it were Hillary vs Rudy, I would be voting for Rudy unless Hillary picks a good VP. Rudy could win the nomination if he brags about his first marriage being to his cousin (I cannot make up this stuff)

Posted by: A at February 9, 2007 12:19 AM
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