November 21, 2004

Or Rudy. I'd Take Rudy, too.

Via Michael J. Totten comes this picture of Rudy G in drag:


Micheal would love to see him as the GOP nominee in '08—enough to register GOP and vote in the primaries.

I still like Condi, because I think she'd energize the Republican base a little bit better. OTOH, Giuliani comes with automatic crossover (and crossdressing) appeal.

That would be a tough choice for me, really, if they both ran in the primary. Very tough. Michael:

James Dobson, Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Fallwell would finally, at long last, get the political nightmare they've deserved for a long time - a cosmopolitan socially liberal Republican president. I’d love to see them form their own party where they can talk to themselves about how godless, decadent, and depraved everyone else is.

Yes. Ditto.

Giuliani is neither red nor blue. He’s purple, like most of America. I can’t think of anyone (except perhaps for Barack Obama or John McCain) who would be better able to rally the country. Unlike George W. Bush he really is a uniter.

I'm not sure whether Bush's failure to "unite" the country has everything to do with his policies or actions; some of it is just the fact that he's continually demonized.

And John McCain? He never met a civil liberty he didn't want to abridge. If he were running I'd break my arm to make sure I didn't vote for him by accident. Between his temperament and his troubled relationship with the Bill of Rights, he's got to be the worst possible choice. I'd rather vote for a roast beef sandwich.

Posted by Attila at November 21, 2004 10:28 AM


Geeze, I have always enjoyed your comments over at Jeff's, didn't realize you had a blog. I thought we would agree more, but...I'm thinking..not so much.
But thats ok!!!
Debate is what is is all about, right?

Anyway, I will keep checking in.

Us obviously hot 40 somethings need to stick together!..;-)

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at November 21, 2004 01:28 PM

Thanks for stopping by. You just came on that rare day that I happen to run a cross-dressing photo--just the luck of the draw.

I'm probably more socially "liberal" than 75% of my readers, for what that's worth.

"Hot 40-somethings"--well, I'm holding up okay. But not quite as well as you!

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 21, 2004 01:48 PM

"I'm not sure whether Bush's failure to "unite" the country has everything to do with his policies or actions; some of it is just the fact that he's continually demonized."

It has everything to do with his policies *AND* his actions, which is why he's continually demonized (and rightly so).

Posted by: littlemrmahatma at November 22, 2004 10:20 AM

I think you've pretty much nailed McCain. I have a ton of personal respect for the guy, but no way do I want to see him as President.

The others? Too soon to tell, IMHO. I'd be fine with Rudy, but I suspect he's the Republican version of Lieberman--too far from the party mainstream to get through the primaries. Condi's my emotional favorite, but I want to hear more about her domestic policies, and see how she does administering State. Obama gave a great speech, and he has a truckload of charisma, but no track record whatsoever.

In any case, it's all a few years down the road. In 2008, I suspect we'll look back at our predictions and realize that we might as well have been pulling names out of the phone book.

Posted by: utron at November 22, 2004 12:10 PM

No, it's the demonization. Intellectual disagreement, vigorously proposing and defending your own policies, etc. is one thing. Demonizing the opposition with hate-filled rhetoric is what divides.

"I'd rather vote for a roast beef sandwich."
Me too!

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