Deja Vu

5 comments February 23rd, 2007at 10:28am Posted by Eli

Remind you of anyone?

In a swing through South Carolina this week, Rudolph W. Giuliani chose to campaign at a fire house, which is a little like Derek Jeter meeting with Yankees fans – a most unlikely forum for hostility, or even much skepticism.

Instead of the sometimes barbed give-and-take endured by the other candidates, Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, fielded a few questions from the firefighters and police officers who gathered to hear him here. The questions, which began with comments like, “Being in your presence here is just unbelievable,” stuck almost entirely to issues on which Mr. Giuliani is most comfortable, like airport security and border control.

More than the other major presidential candidates, Mr. Giuliani has limited himself to events with narrowly defined, friendly audiences, avoiding the kind of uncomfortable interrogations his rivals have occasionally faced. Aside from a couple of brief swings through diners, including one yesterday in Delray Beach, Fla., he has done little of the politicking that exposes candidates to random sets of people – at shopping malls or train stations – who might be of any political stripe, and can raise any issue.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican nominee.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans


  • 1. PoliShifter  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Well, he’s learning from Bush…

  • 2. PoliShifter  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    which means that if he becomes President we’ll have even more Presidential Speeches and photoops surrounded by polished uniformed uninjured Soldiers

  • 3. Eli  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    And “9/11 Changed Everything!” will be the entirety of his platform.

    I wonder if Rove is advising him (in which case, I believe he is officially The Chosen of the Republican party establishment, and they’ve elected to keep riding the terror horse), or if he’s just a good imitator.

  • 4. charley  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    as i just said at eschaton, who wants to listen to a year of hillary and rudy.

    which i’m afraid it will be.

    i don’t really dig him, but as it stands now i’m totally in the Obama camp.

  • 5. Eli  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    It would be strange to have an election where both candidates are “from” New York.

    I’m leaning towards Obama, but only by default. I like Edwards the best out of the three, but I don’t think he’s tough enough for a presidential campaign.

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