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Rudy Democrats Could Make The Difference

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Another reason why the left is worried about Rudy


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Based on his heroic image, his obvious executive ability, his making New York City a livable, governable place and his proven track record as a winner on overwhelmingly Democratic turf, Giuliani would be an extremely dangerous opponent for Democrats. In his 1997 re-election, Rudy ran 38 points ahead of Republican registration. He won nearly half of all Democrats and more than two-thirds of white Democrats. Not even Ronald Reagan was able to do that.

The leadership issue is obvious: does any Democrat have anything to compare with 9/11 and “America’s Mayor?”

Second, against Obama or Clinton, Rudy would likely reap an “ethnic bonus” from urban Catholics and Jews. Most Italian- Americans, even registered Democrats, will be sorely tempted to cross over to support one of their own. Rudy also polls well with other urban white Catholics, Jews, Asians, Hispanics and moderate-to-liberal “secular” middle-class whites.

Given his crime-fighting image, he clearly will have appeal to suburban voters who feel they were driven out of their old cities by urban chaos. That’s a probable gain of 3 million to 4 million votes nationally, and it’s hard to imagine too many Bush 2004 voters going for either Clinton or Obama.

Third is that Rudy is much closer to the center (fiscally conservative and tough on bad guys, but also tolerant on social issues) than the Democratic field, and moderate independents also like him. Rudy is the one Republican who can offer both continuity for Republicans (leadership in the war on terror) and change (he’s not beholden to the religious right, nor is he associated with the scandal-ridden congressional Republicans and can call for a phased withdrawal from Iraq if necessary) to Democrats and Independents.

The danger for Clinton is that she’ll get isolated on the left and hold onto only inner-city minorities and white liberals — much like Michael Dukakis in 1988.

http://www.buffalonews.com/149/story/115275.html
 

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That is why Rudi is the best Republican choice if Rs want to win. I do not see any other R candidate that can put Blue states in play. Thompson, while perhaps more attractive to the R base, does not have much chance in Blue states and would likely lose such critical swing states such as NM. Rudi could readily win in Ohio and Florida, and perhaps give the Rs a chance at Pennsylvania. Very interesting 2004 election maps: http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/
 
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That is why Rudi is the best Republican choice if Rs want to win. I do not see any other R candidate that can put Blue states in play. Thompson, while perhaps more attractive to the R base, does not have much chance in Blue states and would likely lose such critical swing states such as NM. Rudi could readily win in Ohio and Florida, and perhaps give the Rs a chance at Pennsylvania. Very interesting 2004 election maps: http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/

It early - very early; but Rudy is beating Hillary in PA, NY, and Ohio

The left is scared of Rudy and with Obama giving Hillary problems - things are not looking good for the Clinton lovers
 

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It early - very early; but Rudy is beating Hillary in PA, NY, and Ohio

The left is scared of Rudy and with Obama giving Hillary problems - things are not looking good for the Clinton lovers

Rudy gets Democratic support because he is a LIBERAL.
 

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Rudy gets Democratic support because he is a LIBERAL.

EXACTLY-----What kind of Conservative would vote for a LIBERAL so the president would be from the GOP ?
 

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Face facts the Rs cant cheat enough to win this time
 

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It early - very early; but Rudy is beating Hillary in PA, NY, and Ohio

The left is scared of Rudy and with Obama giving Hillary problems - things are not looking good for the Clinton lovers

Fred Thompson right now is very popular with the base but I believe when all the hype dies down the numbers wont remain the same, The Most Conservative candidates that really appeal to the base are Mike Huckabee and Sam Brownback . If the GOP Nominate Rudy and Huckabee GOP has 1 candidate that can Carry NY, PA which tend to be blue states. The other Candidate Mike Huckabee can appeal to the base in the south. Look at Huckabee's approval rating in states like Arkansas and Kansas. I say the best choices are Rudy and Mike Huckabee. Nothing against Fred Thompson, but if he wasnt for Law and Order he'd be way back there with Ron Paul and Tancredo IMHO. Remember Governers make the best presidents.. Governers win Presidential Elections...... Governer Mike Huckabee IMHO is the best GOP and true conservative Candidate.
 

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Does he have ANYTHING else to offer?

Seriously his only platform is, "I was Mayor during 9/11."

thats alot better than what the otherside has to offer... Anti-war rhetoric, and universal Healthcare.... wow very impressive
 

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/national.html

RSR loves real clear politics. They have the democrat beating the republican in every single matchup listed.

and if rudy DOES get the nomination, the religious right stays home because they will have no one to vote FOR. Voting against someone is nowhere near as powerful a motivator as voting FOR someone. Hillary may bring out a few of the more rabid righties to vote against her, but rudy will keep far more of them home, IMHO.
 

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/national.html

RSR loves real clear politics. They have the democrat beating the republican in every single matchup listed.

and if rudy DOES get the nomination, the religious right stays home because they will have no one to vote FOR. Voting against someone is nowhere near as powerful a motivator as voting FOR someone. Hillary may bring out a few of the more rabid righties to vote against her, but rudy will keep far more of them home, IMHO.

LOL, liberals love the polls when its favorable to them... Sorry but the GOP will Keep the Whitehouse IMHO
 

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thats alot better than what the otherside has to offer... Anti-war rhetoric, and universal Healthcare.... wow very impressive

Saying "I was the mayor during a terrorist attack" is better than ending a costly occupation and universal health care?
 

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LOL, liberals love the polls when its favorable to them... Sorry but the GOP will Keep the Whitehouse IMHO

Sorry, but you are "whistling past the graveyard", IMHO.
 

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LOL, liberals love the polls when its favorable to them... Sorry but the GOP will Keep the Whitehouse IMHO

and why not address the point I made after posting the poll link from the site RSR loves to quote? Or is that a bit too sensitive?
 

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and you are "long in the tooth "

are you suggesting that my age and the number of elections I have witnessed makes me LESS likely than you to be able to predict voter behavior?
 

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Rudi gets the nod, I vote the Democrat ticket.
 

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