the presidential bid Rudy announced last week is staked on more than that Churchillian moment. It is also based on the notion that he is an effective manager who tamed an out-of-control metropolis and ran it efficiently. The real picture is somewhat more complicated. Giuliani was a frustrated and not very popular mayor on Sept. 10, 2001. Today, most New Yorkers do see him as a hero, but also as a self-sabotaging, thin-skinned bully. To put it more bluntly, we know he’s a bit of a dictator
A well written article on Giuliani. I doubt this is going to influence his base; moderate Republicans that are fed up with McCain and who wish to limit the influence of the Neo-Cons and Theo-Cons on the GOP. And while Giuliani doesn’t have a chance for the top of the ticket, his entrance and early poll lead help demonstrate the essential difference between the Democratic and Republican primaries. The Dems want a CEO. The Republicans what a Chairman of the Board. The Dems are looking for nuts-and-bolts policies to solve a set of problems. The Republicans are looking for an overarching vision and direction that an alleged natural leader would provide.