Monday, January 28, 2008



The Corsair never liked Rudy Giuliani. Nor could we understand why last summer every media outlet in the chattering class treated him like The Second Coming. We knew, ultimately, that his messy private life (his children are decidedly pro-Obama) and his utter lack of foreign policy expereince would implode his thimble-deep candidacy.

And so it has come to pass. From Newsday:

"Rudy Giuliani appeared to have New Jersey in his back pocket. As the former New York City mayor's sputtering bid for the Republican presidential nomination heads to a crucial test in Florida on Tuesday, however, victory is no longer assured anywhere _ not even in his home state or its closest neighbors. Even Giuliani's ability to remain in the race through Super Tuesday is in doubt."

One day we are all going to sit around and laugh at how astonishingly stupid Giuliani's foreign policy paper truly is.


Anonymous said...

If you think about it this way, none of the running candidates have any experience in foreign policy or much political experience at all. The only person still standing with any remote experience is Clinton, but all she has is that botched healthcare plan in the 90s and name recognition. A candidate that would have had any foreign policy experience would have been Joe Biden since he is on the U.S Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Psh. Bill Richardson would have been a better candidate than the half that are still campaigning. At this point our nation is going to be lead by someone that lacks experience in a time where we need a stronger one because a recession is inevitable.

Anonymous said...

First of all I'm a New Yorker and I can attest to you that New Yorkers didn't particularly care for Guiliani pre-911 days. He's a Republican mayor in a democratic city and he was cheating on his wife with a staff member in City Hall. Coming to the rescue of 911 won't make you a good president.

The Corsair said...

I was a big Bill Richardson supporter. I still believe he would be the best man to lead us into the 21st century. But as he's no longer in the race this blog is behind Obama, mainly because of his hushed internationalism (Samantha Power and Anthony Lake are senior advisors).