Rudy gasms

March 3, 2007

Too many of America’s leading “talking heads” are drooling over themselves at the prospect of a Rudy Guilliani nomination in ’08. Tune into either the Sean Hannity or Mark Levin radio show and you’ll hear what I call “Rudygasms.” Maybe you’re conservative and you don’t like either one of those shows. Sorry, but that doesn’t change the fact that they both have considerable influence. And there are countless others out their who share their enthusiasm for “America’s Mayor.”

So what is Rudy’s claim to fame? He was a great leader during 09/11. Sure, there’s his record on crime and taxes, but 09/11 is what made him TIME MAGAZINE’S “Person of the Year.”
Sure, he was on the scene during New York’s (and America’s) darkest moment. He gave plenty of moving speeches at plenty or press conferences.

At the risk of sounding snide, I have to ask, so what?

If that’s the criteria, then New York’s fire chief, police chief, or even a street cop would qualify for the presidential nomination. There were countless heroes in New York on that horrible day, but most of them didn’t have the ability to call press conferences and preen before news cameras before a worldwide audience. If anything, I personally resent the fact that Guilliani is exploiting 09/11 to seek a higher political office.

Just what is wrong with today’s conservative Republicans? In the 1990’s, they looked upon Bill Clinton with contempt for his extra marital activities in the oval office. And they should have. But now the Republican front runner for ’08 is a known philanderer who cheated on his wife with a woman who worked for him. Liberals will point out the obvious hypocrisy here, as well they should. Conservatives who try to defend him will end up looking ridiculous for doing so.

But all is not lost. Amanda B. Carpenter of Human Events noted Rudy’s silly performance at the most recent CPAC conference. It’s delightful to know that someone important is speaking the truth about this man:

So, who did Rudy spend his whole speech talking about? Duh, Ronald Reagan. Without reviewing my notes there were at least 5 direct quotes. “Peace through strength” was the Reagan line Rudy kept regurgitating.

He didn’t talk about marriage, he didn’t talk about abortion and he didn’t talk about judges.

Namely, he stayed far, far away from everything conservatives question him about.

Amen!

Much can change between now and the Republican primaries.

Let’s hope that Rudy slips down… and eventually out.

–Chad E. Rogers


15 comments
fmragtops
fmragtops

Wait, I just realized there was typo in my last comment. It should have read: Since you’re going to be a write in candidate, do I still get have to be your press secretary? You do realize I'd have to rat you and your freezer out for anything less than 50K.

Nick
Nick

I wouldn't think it is, Chad, especially since I'd be lucky to get 3 votes. Hell, I'm not even voting for myself.

Chaddo
Chaddo

I'm guessing the press secretary isn't a paid gig. If that's the case, Mr. F can go to the trouble of writing the stuff... I will post it as circumstances warrant.

Nick
Nick

I don't know. It depends how much free publicity Chad gives me. I may have to offer that position to him. Maybe you can be in charge of acquiring a new freezer for me. I would hopefully put it to good use. I don't know about the sword thing, but any publicity photos would have to involve me holding a FEMA card, as a reminder to the voters of the great efficiency of our government.

fmragtops
fmragtops

I think you need to take some publicity photos of yourself holding a sword. That would be cool. Since you're going to be a write in candidate, do I still get to be your press secretary?

Nick
Nick

Alright, so I already have one vote. Maybe since Chad supports me he will give me some free advertising on his site as well. The Conservative Cajun PAC will also support me, as they pay for material published on my website. You read it here first. Today, in the presence of those who read the Louisiana Conservative Team Blog, I volunteer myself as a write-in candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election.

Chaddo
Chaddo

Wonder how much it costs to get on the ballot? Maybe Nick can put his name on the ballot. I'd vote for him, what the hell. Seeing how I don't like any of the Repubs, I might as well vote for someone from Louisiana.

Nick
Nick

That's funny stuff there FM. You wonder where some of these people come from.

Chaddo
Chaddo

I'm very happy for you.

fmragtops
fmragtops

You know, Chad, you don't have to go third party to vote for obscure people. Take this guy for instance. A choice far superior to any RINO, I'm sure. That's probably who I'll vote for if Hunter and Paul drop out.

Chaddo
Chaddo

Duncan Hunter is a good choice. I just admire Ron Paul's adherence to principles. He's probably voted against the President more than any other Republican when it comes to outrageous spending. That takes guts. He reminds me of Barry Goldwater who stood up to President Eisenhower, calling him a "dime store new dealer." His "no" votes to Bush's spending proposals have earned him the name of "Dr. No." I admire that. But Duncan Hunter is a fine choice.

Nick
Nick

Ron Paul is my second choice. What's your opinion of Duncan Hunter? As I'm sure you've gathered from my last Advertiser op/ed, he's my choice.

Chaddo
Chaddo

Oh, and I've already decided that I won't support Rudy, McCain, Romney, or Huckabee. If all remains as is, I will vote for an obscure third party candidate. BUT CHAD! OH MY GOD! HILLARY MAY WIN IF YOU DO THAT! Sorry. Nobody is going to scare me into voting for a fake Republican- not this time.

Chaddo
Chaddo

Unless he drops out, I'm behind Ron Paul.

Nick
Nick

Chad: You are right on in your analysis here. I've heard right-wing/Republican pundits talk about how there's no candidates who are strong on the border, yet, they never mention Duncan Hunter and Ron Paul, two candidates who have the border as their priority. Just curious, who are you supporting?

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