Rudy Giuliani’s Sept. 11 Leadership Could Present Challenges to 2008 Campaign

McCain can’t resonate with the base. And Rudy is getting swift boated. Look for Fred Thompson to start getting traction. If he pulls even with McCain, the old friends are going to need to have a chat. My guess? It won’t be long after Fred starts getting double digits in the polls before he decides.

FOXNews.com – Rudy Giuliani’s Sept. 11 Leadership Could Present Challenges to 2008 Campaign – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani‘s White House aspirations are inescapably tied to Sept. 11, 2001 — for better and for worse.

While the former mayor of the nation’s largest city was widely lionized for his post-9/11 leadership — “Churchillian” was one adjective, “America’s mayor” was Oprah Winfrey’s assessment — city firefighters and their families are renewing their attacks on him for his performance before and after the terrorist attack.

“If Rudolph Giuliani was running on anything but 9/11, I would not speak out,” said Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son was among the 343 FDNY members killed in the terrorist attack. “If he ran on cleaning up Times Square, getting rid of squeegee men, lowering crime — that’s indisputable.

“But when he runs on 9/11, I want the American people to know he was part of the problem.”

Such comments contradict Giuliani’s post-Sept. 11 profile as a hero and symbol of the city’s resilience — the steadfast leader who calmed the nerves of a rattled nation. But as the presidential campaign intensifies, criticisms of his 2001 performance are resurfacing.

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2 Comments

  1. March Madness has brought the campaign Thompsonites…Useful Idiots De Jour…Just ask Dobson.

  2. I too think he’ll announce once he climbs in to double digits.


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