While driving through the Delta yesterday I was able to listen to one of my favorite radio programs, the Moon Griffon Show. Senator David Vitter was the guest.
Sidebar: Ms. Ruth, Moon’s call screener, is the best, not to mention a whole bunch better looking than Moon, 😉 Moon should thank her everyday for helping to make his show such a success. (Ruth, I hope this makesup for yesterday.)
Senator Vitter announced that he is now supporting Rudy Giuliani for President. I am sorely disappointed.
Though I do have much respect for Mayor Giuliani, I am not ready to put the 2d Amendment at risk. Rudy looks more like a member of Gun Control, Inc, than a NRA supporter. I feel certain his attitude comes from a “city boy” mentality and I believe he is totally out of touch with anyone living outside the â€œcity limitsâ€œ.Some I have spoke with claim Newt Gingrich (a far better choice for President) has too much baggage to be a candidate. To that I would say, maybe, but he doesn’t tote near the baggage Rudy carries, and if Rudy can get his baggage onto â€œAir Force Oneâ€, Newt should have no problems.
Of course, the liberal media will be supporting Rudy far more than the more qualified Newt, another reason for concern for Vitter’s choice.
Then there is the Pro-Life coalition. I simply cannot see this group getting behind Rudy. His stance on abortion comes from Planned Parenthood, not Right to Life.
In my eyes, this is a recipe for splitting the conservative vote and putting a Democrat in the White House.
By declaring his support so early, Senator Vitter has given up any leverage he may have acquired when the race tightens. One has to wonder if Senator Vitter has higher aspirations, because his excuse of a â€œtotally different election cycleâ€ doesnâ€™t hold that much water for me. Perhaps Vitter believes, given history, that a Northern presidential candidate needs a Southern running mate to pull-in the Southern vote. Perhaps, but I cannot see it, Vitter believes he is the man for the job, after all, Quayle was a virtual unknown, too.
With the candidacies of Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich still up in the air, Senator Vitter has made a foolish tactical error and the Louisiana conservative will take it on the chin, as will Senator Vitter in the next election.