Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Laughing at Rudy

If you watch the Ron Paul clip I linked to below, you'll notice that some of the candidates, Rudy especially, laugh when the moderators ask Dr. Paul questions. I guess it's easier to laugh at the most consistent and intelligent man running for office than to attempt to argue with him. But the recent statements emanating from camp Rudy strike me as downright hysterical.

Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign is up with a radio ad in Iowa claming he is liberals’ “worst nightmare” — an effort to get early voters to think ahead to November when they caucus in January.

As John Stossel might say, "Give me a break!" Rudy is completely unelectable. He has tied his caboose to the George W. Bush presidential train to nowhere. His sole claim to the presidency resides in his presence as mayor during September 11th. But he deserves no more credit for the city not falling into anarchy than did anyone connected with Pearl Harbor. Does anyone seriously think that Rudy did something that no one else would have been able to do in his role as mayor?

His positions, when he can articulate them clearly, are indistinguishable from that of the democrats, save that he is tougher on terror. This means our civil liberties will be more likely to fall by the wayside, other foreign countries will be invaded; meanwhile the borders will remain as they are: insecure. Sounds great. Where do I sign up?

Hillary will have no trouble trouncing Rudy if the party is so foolish to nominate him. In fact, the article states that while Rudy claims that he can beat the Lizard Queen, his proof is that he trails her in the polls be less than any of the other candidates. After Bush invades Iran, that gap is going to expand even faster.

Chuckle at Ron Paul now if you want. The democrats are going to have the last laugh come next November.

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