December 24, 2007


Giuliani hits rocky stretch as vote nears (Adam Nagourney, December 24, 2007, NY Times)

Rudolph Giuliani has entered a turbulent period in his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, marked by what his aides acknowledge are missteps, sharp shifts in strategy and evidence that reports about his personal life have hurt his national standing.

A $3 million investment in radio and television advertising in New Hampshire, a belated effort to become competitive in this state, is now viewed by the campaign as a largely wasted expenditure.

Reality seldom has much effect on political myth, but the party's repudiation of Mayor Giuliani and Governor Romney and the rise of Governor Huckabee and Senators McCain and Thompson ought to dispel the notions that the preferences of the Establishment and the money factor have much influence on the nomination.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2007 8:12 AM
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