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If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rudy To Run?

I got home from work this afternoon and checked my email.   I received the following from a friend who is a retired journalist and now does speechwriting. 
I talked with 3 very serious political operatives on a conference call early this afternoon. These people are usually in the know and never say anything - which is the norm for those in the know.

They tell me that Rudy is really depressed about the field of candidates - and potential candidates.

He feels now is the time to announce and he can beat the Republican pack and ultimately the president.
Generally, if XXXXX says something, it's pretty much written in stone.  While perusing Instapundit...I ran across this: 
WHAT TIME IS IT, KIDS? IT’S RUDY TIME! “Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose presidential campaign fizzled in 2008, is leaning toward another race for the White House, according to a close associate.”

Posted at 8:44 am by Glenn Reynolds
 Glenn's report has a link to a piece by Byron York in the Washington Examiner.  The most telling part of the article is this (ALL emphasis is mine, ed.): 
There is an ongoing conversation among Republican political insiders about supposed voter unhappiness with the GOP field, and after Indiana governor Mitch Daniels' decision not to run, pundits and strategists have focused on hopes that New Jersey governor Chris Christie or House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan might be coaxed into running. Others have mentioned the name of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Few observers have looked to Giuliani as a possible savior of the Republican Party.

I talk to a lot of people from all across the country and from what I can see, there isn't "supposed voter unhappiness" with the GOP field...we're down-right pissed at the real suckiness of the declared candidates.  Mitt Romney is unelectable (can you say RomneyCare anyone?).  Newt, hung himself last week when he criticized Congressman Paul Ryan's  plan (also, 3 divorces due to adultry, couch sitting with Nancy Pelosi, and much much more)...of the rest, the only viable candidates are Tim Pawlenty....and Herman Cain, who isn't at all well known nationally. 

My take from the comments in the Byron York peice are: 
His major problem at this point, is the incompetent race he ran in 2008. He has yet to show that he can put together a national team...that can deliver at the polls on election day.

The Electoral College was put into place to force candidates to actually put together a national organization, not just in those cities with large populations. I'm not convinced that Mr. Guilianni can do this, as he failed miserably last time around...and I was a big supporter of his in 2008. This time around, I'll take a wait and see...and wait and see just what he does.

Personally, I'd love to see a Palin/Cain, Perry/West or Christie/Cain ticket myself.
So, I'll watch Rudy, but honestly, I think his chance has passed.

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