Skip to comments.HOW RUDY TOPPLED FROM POLITICAL PEAK (mountains of negative stories)
Posted on 01/30/2008 8:03:49 AM PST by Liz
HE HAD HIGH HOPES: Giuliani, with third wife Judith Nathan, signs autographs in NH a year ago. He lost NH to John McCain.
Rudy Giuliani sailed into a political perfect storm. After nearly a full year of leading in the polls and dodging early fumbles, his image of electability sank as his poll numbers tumbled. He faced mountains of negative stories about disgraced ally Bernie Kerik, and spent two weeks punching at shadows over reports alleging that, while mayor, he deliberately hid security expenses related to his then-mistress. His campaign never got its arms around the story, and it took a visible toll on Giuliani - who then wasted another week dodging questions about a health scare aboard his campaign plane. When voter concerns shifted from the war to the faltering economy, Giuliani's rationale faded. His bogeyman, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost her aura of inevitability. His team badly misread the depth of his support. Giuliani telegraphed concern about his own strategy of using Florida as a "firewall" to blunt early losses before Feb. 5 by saying in November that he could win New Hampshire. But he soon retreated - after spending north of $3 million on direct mail and TV ads, only to see his polls numbers dive.
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One blogger posted: "Rudi Julie Annie is finally accepting the fact that no one likes him or wants him to be the next President, it figures that this grotesque, cross-dressing, Nosferatu look alike is going to support John McCain... McCain and Hillary... No difference."
I think there are people that do like Rudy, but he didn’t do, for whatever reason, what it took to keep his candidacy alive. I’m disappointed that he has decided to endorse McCain. I think he should have stayed neutral.
He was just too liberal. Why can’t you guys in the press understand that?
“Rudy Giuliani sailed into a political perfect storm.”
Exactly. Staying out of the early caucii and all the free press and limelight associated with them was a dumb move.
I think Republicans can stomach some socially liberal positions, but not all positions.
McCain is probably bit just as liberal, but can pretend to be otherwise better. His POW status helps.
Giuliani was a radical pro-abort, and maintained his position with an “in your face” attitude every time it was brought up.
He supported gun control and other attacks on the 2nd Amendment, which conservatives rightly hold dear.
He was a vocal champion of gay “rights” and civil unions.
He got the miserable showing he deserved. He should have run as a Democrat, he would have done better.
Once McCain clinches majority of delgates there will be buckets of mud coming from the usual suspects.
Say what you will about the guy, but the liberal establishment really, really, really hates his guts.
That says something for him, I’m not sure what, but it says something.
Rudy ran like he was a entitled liberal, which he is. He was too good to get in the trenches and fight it out, no he just figured it was his and he had “earned” and was entitled to the nomination. I still can’t see what people saw in him.
Lame excuses, IMHO.
It's your LIBERALISM Rudy.
Will the truth file fade from FR? And the banned souls drift back? Who knooows....
I don't know about anybody else, but the prospect of seeing this picture until election day was more than I could handle:
People like you and Phil Dragoo on the internet exposed Rudy’s realities.
Negative stories my patootie. His absurd strategy of not campaigning in the early primaries was what did him in. If being liberal on a lot of things had done him in, then McCain wouldn’t be the frontrunner.
It’s amazing how his career went into a flat spin after bowing out of the Senate race with Hellary. Everything is falling right into place for a HELLary Presidency. Its almost as if the devil himself was working on her behalf.
Reminder: Defeating Hellary is the Prime Directive.
Yep, they took down Giuliani and they will take down McCain the same way. If anything, he’s got more dirt in his background than Giuliani could ever hope to have.