Guess what? Out of nowhere Rudy Giuliani starts sucking up to Obama in a recent interview.
“Even those who voted against him, like me, say ‘We’re very thankful this has happened. This is the consolation prize’,” he said. “If you look at America - which I believe is a great nation… one of the terrible marks against us is slavery and racism, and I think that’s a great thing for America to have overcome.” He said of Obama’s victory:
I believe that will gain us a tremendous amount in the world community. We can now be an honest nation and not a hypocritical one.
That was not out of the kindness of his heart. I believe Rudy has his eyes on something much bigger than throwing around a few meaningless compliments after he trashed Obama during the general election. Caroline Kennedy is being mentioned as a possible choice to fill Hillary's seat in the Senate. She was a big supporter of Obama and came out with an op-ed called: A President Like My Father.
She has the Kennedy name, but can she defeat Rudy in 2010?
Mr. Kennedy’s message, according to Democratic aides who were not authorized to discuss the conversations, is that Ms. Kennedy — backed by the Kennedy family’s extensive fund-raising network — would have the wherewithal to run back-to-back costly statewide races without having to seek help from Mr. Paterson or Mr. Schumer. The ability to raise significant money is a key concern for Mr. Paterson, who has been deluged from every direction by politicians interested in the seat, which the governor is expected to fill early next year. Whoever is chosen will have to run in 2010 and again two years later.
Jane isn't so pleased about it: And Jane makes some good points too as does David Niewert. I'm not sure if there is anyone at this point that can take it away from Rudy if he runs unless maybe Mayor Bloomberg switches back to the Democratic party, forgoes a third term race and runs against him. However he just came out and praised her.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a boost to Caroline Kennedy as a possible Senate candidate, saying she is experienced and "can do anything." "Caroline Kennedy is a very experienced woman, she's worked very hard for the city. I can just tell you she's made an enormous difference in New York City," Bloomberg said after meeting on Capitol Hill with other mayors to seek stimulus spending from Congress.
What are your thoughts?