Sorry, I won't support him in the primaries. He's not a conservative.
I respect the opinions of my FReeper friends here who support him. That is your choice and in this free nation I respect that.
But it's still early in the race, and I think we can do better. I suspect most of you realize that, too. This is one of the reasons why current polling shows Rudy with only 34% of the total support. 66% are simply waiting for a conservative leader to emerge.
Oh, and what is this crap about McCain even being in the race? Heck, I bet people are supporting him this far just to watch the McCainiac express have an even larger trainwreck. That nutter needs to embrace a healthy, peaceful, happy retirement much sooner than he plans.
I wonder if there might be some pushback against the overly self righteous single issue voters that many think are hurting the republican party.
Giuliani scrapped three taxes and slashed 20 others, lowering Gothams tax burden by 17 percent and saving individual and business taxpayers $9.8 billion.
While inflation averaged 3.9 percent, Giulianis average spending grew 2.9 percent annually. If the departed GOP Congress were that fiscally disciplined, the next federal budget would be $2.275 trillion - $625 billion cheaper than proposed.
While hiring 12 percent more cops and 12.8 percent more teachers, Giuliani sliced other positions 17.2 percent. Overall, the municipal head count fell 3.1 percent.
Fiscal conservative. Law and order conservative. I like it.
Posted by areafiftyoneThe Search Function Isn't Broke
On News/Activism 03/16/2007 7:05:33 AM CDT · 146 replies · 1,033+ views
Human Events ^ | 3/16/07 | Deroy Murdock
The same Beltway experts who declared Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) the GOP frontrunner, even as he under-polled fellow presidential contender Rudolph W. Giuliani, now parrot equally dodgy concepts.
Rudy doubters may be in for a shock on election day, but Rudy supporters will be in for a shock after he's in office a while.
When there's a primary (hint - NEXT YEAR!) we'll see what we'll see.
Rudy is not the kind of candidate Republicans should support and the more is exposed about his background, the deader his chances at seeing the White House.
Rudy might get the votes of die-hard Republicans and RINOS. bu the conservatives in the party will not support him in the general election and conservative independents won't either.
Liberal independents and Dems will support the Democrat candidate.
Selling Giuliani as a Republican is as stupid as trying to sell Hillery as a "moderate".
I finnaly figured it out ...
It's like that web site that tells you to vote for the worst on the American idol show.
All these folks are sitting back and laughing as rudy stays in the race.
But it's all in fun right ... come on everyone , lets VOTE FOR THE WORST .
What a hoot.
Deroy Murdock: Rudy Giuliani's Monica Lewinski.
Rudy may be peaking too early. If I were Rudy I'd be looking over my shoulders at Fred Thompson, who may be the next POTUS.
If Bill Clinton had been a Republican, I still would have known he was a liberal, pro homosexual, Constitution twisting liar. I would never have voted for him.
Interesting how our soviet like news is picking our presidential choice for us.
New York's bravest take fight to Giuliani
* Sarah Baxter, New York
* March 19, 2007
FIRE battalion chief Jim Riches brought up his son to be one of New York's bravest, like him. The young Jim followed his father into the New York Fire Department, and died in the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.
What followed turned his heartbroken father into a relentless opponent of Rudy Giuliani, then mayor of New York. With other families of 9/11 victims, Mr Riches has vowed to torpedo Mr Giuliani's prospects of winning the White House by attacking his greatest source of strength, his reputation as a hero that day.
"We're going to follow him around the country," said Mr Riches, 55. "We want all of America to know he is not the man he says he is."
Helped by the firefighters' union, Mr Riches and his friends are preparing to "swiftboat" Mr Giuliani, borrowing the tactics of the Republican-backed Vietnam veterans, under the title Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who pierced the Democratic nominee John Kerry's seemingly armour-plated credentials as a decorated war hero during the 2004 presidential campaign.
"Douglas Brinkley, a biographer of Senator Kerry, said: "Pitting the two heroes of 9/11 - Giuliani and the firefighters - against each other will be the Swift Boat campaign all over again. Mr Giuliani has marketed himself brilliantly as the leader of 9/11, but this will damage him. Americans respect the firemen more than they respect him."
Several US news organisations are preparing exposes of the "untold story" of 9/11 after Mr Giuliani's dispute with the firefighters became embarrassingly public last week.
He was the only leading presidential candidate not to appear at a Washington gathering of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which accused him of showing a "disgraceful lack of respect for the fallen" after the September 11 attacks.
Behind the union's attack lies the grief and anger of families who believe their loved ones need not have died that day, and their conviction that some bodies would never have been recovered if Mr Giuliani had his way.
Jim Riches, 29, was helping to rescue office workers in the north tower when it collapsed. In the dust and debris, his fellow firefighters did not realise the south tower had already crashed to the ground. Despite the terrifying noise, survivors say they thought only the top storeys had toppled. They never heard the order to evacuate. "My son could have had 30 minutes to escape," his father said.
The firefighters were still using the antiquated "handie-talkie" radios that failed to work during the 1993 bombing of the twin towers, when Mr Giuliani was still mayor. He not only failed to replace them, but also located the city's new emergency command centre at the World Trade Centre against the advice of key officials. The command post proved useless when it was most needed.
Lack of communication meant that warnings from police helicopters about an imminent collapse failed to get through. Jim Riches was one of 343 firefighters who died. His father spent day after dat sifting through the wreckage for bodies, eager for some sign of his son.
In November, Mr Giuliani ordered a halt to the work after the remains of 91 firefighters had been recovered. "