A great opportunity has been lost by Rudy Giuliani and by the American people. He was the greatest mayor New York has seen in a half-century or more, and he could have been a fine President.
I've heard that the old fire was completely lacking in all of his recent campaign appearances. He didn't seem to really want it, he had lost his edge entirely.
In retrospect, the Giuliani campaign strategy was incomprehensibly bad. I'd sent him a $100 campaign contribution, and I feel like asking for a refund.
The strategy to bet the ranch on Florida let Romney, McCain and Huckabee gain all the momentum, while the only publicity Rudy was getting was from a stream of negative articles from the jackals of the NY Times, the NY Daily News, NY Magazine. Even Tim Russert gave Rudy far more brutal treatment than he dished out to anyone else.
I'd like to see Rudy Giuliani in a position of public service once more. McCain-Giuliani is no impossibility.
Now, pardon me while I take down the Rudy banner.