|Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 5):|
has to win the primaries, to meet Hillary or Obama.
And therein lies my belief that Rudy won't be the man, because I don't think he'll win the nomination.
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):|
And don't underestimated the fact that he has been out of politics for several years now since he left the senate. And people have seen him on TV and in films without the political eye on him. I think that both are good things.
A very astute observation. He's gotten good PR
outside of politics, and that can't hurt.
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):|
What might slow him down, particularly if Clinton wins the nod for the communists,
Then you shoot yourself down with an assinine comment like that.
You never learn, do you, L-188. Oh, and thanks for insulting probably more than half the nation.
It shouldn't matter. This isn't a nation of fundamentalist Christians, by Fundamentalist Christians, for Fundamentalist Christians. It's a diverse nation,and, as far as I'm concerned, unless one is worshiping Satan, it shouldn't matter what his/her personal beliefs are.
|Quoting N174UA (Reply 21):|
Personally, I see him as a Democrat in GOP clothing.
I do to. Those who think Rudy will win, let me ask you this: do you think when the NRA PR
machine gets going, because of his anti-gun stance, he'll still be on top? Do you think when the Christian Coalition and the other groups start harping on his pro-abortion stance, that he'll still be on top? Do you think when it becomes widely known in the GOP that he doesn't have a big problem with gays, he'll still be the front-runnner?
The answer is: don't bet your bottom dollar on it. Once the PR
machines start chruning full-tilt this fall/next winter, Rudy won't stand a chance, I think. He'll be castigated by GOP-leaning interest groups, and by the other candidates still in the race as what N174UA said: he's a Democrat in GOP clothing.
That doesn't win the nomination in the Republican Party, circa 2008.
|Quoting STLGph (Reply 22):|
then again Bill is far away from his wife's campaign. unlike the opposite of when he was running when she was right there in the limelight the entire time.
Don't bet that he'll be distanced from the campaign. If he's used in the right way by the campaign, he'll be a terrifically potent weapon for her campaign. The big mistake Gore made in '00 was not having President Clinton campaign for him in areas where Mr. Clinton was well liked, and could have rallied the voted Gore would have needed to beat President Bush.
He'll be a key figure in the campaign, count on it.
|Quoting Halls120 (Reply 34):|
Guiliani will be the GOP nominee unless something comes up from his past or a new "unknown" steals the show.
Nope. He's too liberal for the GOP of 2008. He is closer, politically, to the democrats on too many issues for the liking of the more white-hot conservatives in the party, many of whom will be voting, especially in the Bible Belt, come '08. I just cannot see a GOP candidate who has had marital problems, is anti-gun, is pro-abourtion, and doesn't give a crap if gays marry or not, winning the GOP nomination.