I’ve been a big fan of Rudy Giuliani for years, since long before he became a household name. I though and still think that he would make a great president, and I was certainly sure that he could give Hillary Clinton, the sure 2008 democratic candidate (Bara-who?) at the very least, a good run for her money. But it just didn’t happen. At all.
I still see him on the talking head shows a lot, and he’s great. So much better at articulating views of people like me than anyone else out there, than McCain, Romney, Palin, anyone. But, as brilliant as he can be, he’s just awful at the follow-through. And he’s doing it again:
No, yes, maybe — it’s Rudy time again.
No to governor. Yes to Senator. Or maybe the man they used to call “America’s Mayor” — used to — will never really decide.
There’s plenty of precedent for skepticism when it comes to the political pronouncement of Rudy Giuliani.
This is the candidate who abandoned his battle-of-the-titans Senate run against Hillary Clinton.
He’s the shoo-in who said “no thank you” to the top Homeland Security job, touting Bernie Kerik instead. Most spectacularly, he’s the one whose high-expectations campaign for president campaign was over almost before it began.
And now, the ex-mayor’s closest advisers are whispering up another storm:
His lengthy flirtation with the 2010 governor’s race, they say, is being tossed on the growing pile marked “Rudy’s Might Have Beens.” Instead, he’s signaling his interest in next year’s Senate race.
Rudy should rush to a print shop right now. He should place an order a big load of bumper stickers, yard signs and palm cards. That way, he’ll have them for the next 17 Rudy-for-whatever campaign.
Oh, Rudy, why do you keep toying with us?