Wag the Blog: The Readers on Rudy
We asked and you answered. Already more than 160 comments have been posted on the question of whether or not former New York City Mayor
Rudy Giulianican win the Republican nomination and -- eventually -- the White House.
The conversation continues, but if you need a crash course in what The Fix community thinks on our Wag the Blog question, here's a sample from some of the best comments of the day.
* "There is absolutely no way Guiliani can win the Republican nomination. A party's nominee needs to be able to do two things: unite the base and appeal to swing voters, and Rudy only meets one of these requirements."
Posted by: Ryan
* "I can't imagine his surviving the kind of hideously ugly campaign that these things always turn into, however. The things Giuliani has going for him (cleaning up NYC, strength following 9/11) are vague, small in scale, and difficult to translate into national initiatives. More importantly, the things he has going against him (personal peccadilloes, liberal positions on social issues, and a less-than-surefooted political style) are EASY to translate into negative advertising."
Posted by: Iva Norma Stitts
* "Yes, Rudy can win it. As recently as a few months ago, I would have never believed someone with his positions on social issues could pull it off, but rules in politics are made to be broken (or at least amended). It took being the seminal figure of the greatest national tragedy of the modern era to even have a chance, but Rudy has found himself in the perfect storm."
Posted by: Chris DeRose
* "Rudy cannot win the Republican nomination. One fifteen second ad will sink him... it will show video of him dressed in drag with voice over it saying. "Following his second divorce, which was a consequence of his cheating on his wife, Rudy Guiliani moved in with a gay couple until he could get back on his feet." As it fades to black a simple question is asked, "Rudy Guiliani... does he really represent Iowa's values?"
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