January 31, 2008

LIKE MARIO CUOMO IN A DRESS:

Avoiding the Competition Cost Rudy (Maggie Gallagher, 1/31/08, Real Clear Politics)

But I think Rudy made a more fundamental error for a leader: He believed his own press clippings.

He was America's Mayor, with a powerful lead in early national polls -- the only guy who could get the GOP to play deep in blue territory: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire?

The first big chink in his shining armor was the strategic decision to withdraw from a serious fight for votes in New Hampshire. He tried to play this as a bold new strategy for a bold new era. And we could understand his decision to skip Iowa. But why is it America's Mayor couldn't compete in the Granite State? Things went rapidly downhill from there. For a man who loves competition, he avoided just too many chances to compete.


He never had any intention of running, he just wanted to stand on a balcony and be applauded.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2008 8:40 AM
Comments

Adding some ethnic slurring to the Republican primary?

Disclosure: I voted for McCain in the NH primaries in 2ooo & 2008, but I still like Rudy and I hope Mac finds a spot to use his talents in his upcoming administration.

Posted by: Genecis at January 31, 2008 10:23 AM

Eva Peron Giuiani?

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at January 31, 2008 12:56 PM
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