Now that my favorite conservative, George Allen, has taken the 10
count, I could go for Rudy, especially under your scenario. I like
Rudy, even if he’s been too “New Yorker” on social issues for many
of us, he’s a true leader. I’d bet on his pliability as President.
McCain’s triangulated a few hundred times too many, and Romney is
out of his depth. Besides, if Rudy can beat Billary, I’m in. He/she
has their own baggage, and the loopy Democrat Congress to worry
about, which hopefully, after two years of the Demokooks’
overreaching, the moderates will discover that they’ve been had,
return to make Rudy’s bid successful, and Happy Days are here
again! After all, what’s our choice? Rudy works for me.
The tide is turning against those who rode the tough-guy political
wave following 9/11. If there isn’t a major terrorist attack on
U.S. soil before November, 2008, candidates like Rudy Giuliani can
kiss their political aspirations goodbye. American voters have
short memories, and by then they will be worrying more about their
economic well-being than about a few people who got killed seven
years earlier. Giuliani was effective as the mayor of New York and
got more than his share of national press coverage during the World
Trade Center disaster, but that doesn’t mean he’s a compelling
candidate to someone living in Iowa. Militarism is out and populism
is in. Is conservative populism an oxymoron?
Pleasantville, New York
What about Duncan Hunter? Why isn’t he being considered? He is the
House Armed Services Committee chairman, what better experience? He
is a true conservative and a veteran. Everyone is saying the
conservatives sat this election out giving the win to the Liberals,
yet the choices being promoted are stealth liberals! So the party
wants to give another election away? I sure won’t vote for McCain
or Giuliani so let the cards fall where they may!
Michael J. Johnson
There’s another problem with Rudy getting the GOP nomination on