Skip to comments.Giuliani: Put More States In Play, Or Else We'll Use [sic]
Posted on 04/23/2007 11:05:52 AM PDT by meg88
April 23, 2007 Giuliani: Put More States In Play, Or Else We'll Use We've heard Giuliani advisers make this argument, but we've never heard it from the candidate himself.
Interviewed this a.m. on the Imus substitute on MSNBC, Giuliani said
"From a political point of view, I probably have the best chance of putting states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon, California in play. And as a Republicans, if we don't put those states in play next time ... we may see a Democratic president."
Pennsylvania and New Jersey are realistic. California, Oregon and Washington are second-tier. Connecticut is unlikely.
But Giuliani's point holds, right?
Putting more state into play.....brilliant!!!!
Well - he’s right.
However,,,, more states can be won in more ways than one - right?
Didn’t Reagan prove that?
Sorry to go back 25 years - but hopefully you understand what I mean.
The polls I’ve seen say that Giuliani is the only candidate who can beat Hillary in Florida. If we can’t win even in Fla., there will definitely be a Dem President.
Anyone who gets California in play won’t get my vote.
It won’t matter.
Either way we’d get a liberal.
On the other hand, if the base isn’t motivated in states like Ohio and Florida because of Guliani’s social liberalism, he could cost us those states.
Giuliani is a poo-poo head.
Wouldnt have been a Reagan man huh?
Reagan had the advantage of running against Jimmy Carter, a recession and numerous military embarassments. We don't have that advantage this time around.
His ship is sinking and he expects the R’s to keep it afloat.
Sorry Charlie it is too early in the campaign to keep one guy afloat.
Run, Fred Run,
What if he puts the entire south in play for the democrats?
Ohio is the weak spot for republicans in 2008 - any republican. The republican brand name there is so damaged, we need to start thinking how we can make up for that electoral loss.
For Rudy, its with PA and NJ. For Thompson, he would have to flip Wisconsin.
I think Rudy would encourage turnout in Florida & Ohio rather than depress it.
Good point - I stand corrected..
Thompson would win Florida (otherwise, you are right, its over). Ohio is the back breaker for us in 2008.
Several states have turned or leaned toward the Dems in recent years.
Arkansas is one. Missouri is another that is teetering.
Some FReepers have listed a few other states, as well.
The GOP has allot of work and allot of bridge building.
The talkshow talkies were saying that, if the Dems lost in 06, the Dem Party would basically be finished. Instead, however, the GOP seems to be the party in disarray. If the GOP can’t muster a win in 08, they may find themselves in the minority for decades.
Every poll that has Hunter, Paul, or Thompson in it, Hillary and Obama go down in flames.
Run a RINO, we lose. Run a real conservative, we win big.
I think the name says most of it, but WTF here?
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