I would not say he was a bum. He would have been reelected mayor if he'd been on the ballot.
posted on 02/12/2007 7:41:14 AM PST
Agreed. SOME people hated Giuliani, of course, but even before 9/11 he was famous all over as the guy who helped clean up New York.
posted on 02/12/2007 7:42:17 AM PST
(Republican, Bostonian, Bush supporter, atheist, pro-lifer)
Rudy's track record was always one of being the storm in the face of calm then being the face of calm in a big storm...
posted on 02/12/2007 8:05:31 AM PST
by God luvs America
(When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
He would have been reelected mayor if he'd been on the ballot.
I disagree. This city was in the midst of some serious Rudy fatigue, tired of his messy personal life.
On 9/10, he was a lame duck looking for a legacy.
posted on 02/12/2007 8:05:40 AM PST
("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
He would have been re-elected in November of 2001 by a wide margin, but if the election were held on 9/10/01 he probably would have lost to any of the front-running Democrats.
People forget that New York City had grown pretty tired of him by September of 2001 -- mainly because his most important achievements dated back several years by that point, and they were being overshadowed by other issues at the time.
posted on 02/12/2007 8:19:47 AM PST
by Alberta's Child
(Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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