Rudy Ascendant: Don’t Take My Word For It

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Take the word of Patrick Basham from the Cato Institute in thisNRO piece, or thisCNBC video. [can’t find an embed code. sorry]  To my knowledge, he has not been a Giuliani water-bearer like yours truely.

One observation he makes in the NRO article that I did not in the post below:  All the ads in early primary states currently run by McCain, Romney, and Huckabee– many of them negative– cost money.  That’s an obvious problem.  What I had not thought about is how they’ve also allowed Hizzoner to appear less irascible and divisive.

That was supposed to be one of his weaknesses, remember?  That he was a real SOB, and while people like me may view that as a feature many people think it’s a bug.  But for close to a month, now, it’s all the other candidates that have been acting like political streetfighters.  Mayor Giuliani, on the other hand, has stood by appearing sober and above the fray.

Dare I say “Presidential”?

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One Response to “Rudy Ascendant: Don’t Take My Word For It”

  1. subtlepress Says:

    Very good point. Mayor Giuliani has come across, lately, as very Presidential and above the fray. While McCain is snide and rude in debates, and Romney whips out attack ads as fast as he can, and Huckabee plays the good ol’ boy card, Mr. Giuliani provides us with information, a plan, and dignity. Now if only the press would notice, maybe voters would, too.

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