Recently I have been reading rumors that Giuliani is considering another run for the White House. The Establishment is desperate for a relatively centrist Establishment candidate other than Romney whom they view as flawed. Some people are obviously whispering into the ears of some potential candidates. Christie, despite repeated denials, name keeps getting mentioned. Rick Perry has been mentioned. And now Giuliani is even being dragged back up.
But Giuliani’s campaign was a disaster last time. Despite high name recognition and a substantial lead in the early polls, he was a disaster on the ground in early states due to his liberal stand on social issues and his failure to campaign. He thought he could bypass the early states and just waltz through the multistate primaries, but he was an afterthought before it got around to the multistate primaries. (Whoever gave him that campaign advice was a freakin’ idiot. I’m no expert, and I could have told him that wasn’t going to work.)
That said, I can’t overlook the irony that the Professor dismissing Giuliani’s chances in 2012 is from the Regent University’s Robertson School of Government. Umm … er … Professor … your boss ENDORSED Rudy in the last election despite Rudy’s pro-choice politics because he was allegedly good on the “war on terror” and Israel. The shame of that endorsement should forever stain Robertson’s legacy.