At this point, I can’t help but think Rudy Giuliani is staying in the race simply as some kind of nuisance. I’m trying to decide which of these tw
January 21, 2008

At this point, I can’t help but think Rudy Giuliani is staying in the race simply as some kind of nuisance. I’m trying to decide which of these two are more ridiculous, and I’m at a loss.

Choice A.

Rudy Giuliani’s campaign released a new ad in Florida Friday that uses footage and photographs of 9/11 and the ruins of the World Trade Center to emphasize his leadership as New York City mayor. […]

“[W]hen the world wavered, and history hesitated, he never did,” he continues, over images and footage of people running from the site of the Trade Center attacks, and the former New York mayor embracing rescue workers. “Rudy Giuliani. Leadership. When it matters most.”

Let me get this straight. Giuliani’s performance on 9/11 was superior to that of the entire world? He held a few press conferences, and wandered the city after putting his emergency response center in the wrong building. That’s “leadership”?

Choice B.

Giuliani mailing in Florida: “My belief in God and reliance on His guidance is at the core of who I am.”

Seriously? Giuliani, who has shown practically no interest in matters of faith in his adult life, is a thrice-married serial adulterer who rejects (or, at least used to reject) most of his church’s teachings on major social issues. But that’s fine, because this direct-mail piece insists that his faith is “the core” of his being.

Please.

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