Bits and Pieces

Monday, March 01, 2004

Rudy Giuliani For Veep?

US PRESIDENT George Bush is ready to pull off the biggest shock of this year’s election campaign by naming Rudy Giuliani as his running mate at the Republican convention in Manhattan in September.

I didn't see that coming. Now I think about it, though, it sounds like a great idea to drum up some 9/11 memories to keep Bush in office. Giuliani is one of the most popular politicians in the US, and his reputation as a strong leader under fire may help boost Bush's reputation as a 'War President'. Cheney has picked up too much dirt over the past few years (and the name 'Dick' doesn't really help matters).

The biggest bonus of bringing Rudy on board is that he's more or less untouchable after his leadership during and in the aftermath of 9/11. Considering all the bad press the left have heaped on Bush, he could do with someone made of Teflon as a running mate.

I don't like Bush, but I can accept that this is a good move. Considering that polls have shown that 62% of New Yorkers want Giuliani back in office you could be forgiven for thinking that New York would be a Republican lock in November. Couple that with the fact that Giuliani is strongly supported as a Republican Presidential candidate his involvement could be nothing but positive for Bush. They're not all stupid, those crazy Republicans.
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