Jerame Davis

John & Rudy Sittin' in a Tree

Filed By Jerame Davis | January 31, 2008 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: 2008 Presidential Elections, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani

Is it just me or does it seem that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have suddenly gotten very chummy? Something tells me that when John McCain sends Rudy to find his Veep, Rudy is going to find himself as McCain's running mate.

Rudy's campaign hasn't made sense from the beginning. He put all his ducks into Florida, basically skipping the first month of campaigning, media attention, and those oh-so-important delegates. The likelihood of a Florida-first strategy producing a nominee is just plain boneheaded. But what if his strategy wasn't to win, but to play some other role?

Now that he's dropped out, he's following McCain around like a lost puppy dog. Today they were in California for McCain to accept the Governator's endorsement. (Hopefully they'll update the story with the vid, I saw it on CNN.) Right after Arnold's rambling about Cauliflower California, McCain speaks very briefly to thank Schwartzy for his endorsement, then Rudy is given the mic.

What's going on here?....

Could there have been an agreement between McCain and Giuliani all along? Was he a firewall against Romney running away with the delegate lead before Super Duper Tuesday? Are they really BFF and totally see the world in the same way?

Well, out of all the goons running on the Republican side, Rudy is probably one of the few McCain can stand to be in the same room with. Romney is slime and McCain clearly dislikes him - just look at last night's Republican debate to see the disgust on McCain's face when he talks to him. Huckabee is just nuts and McCain knows it. Thomspon is likely passed out in a hammock in Boca Raton dreaming of that movie where he ran for president. Ron Paul is just as nutty or nuttier than Huckabee (I'd say nuttier, but less scary.)

So if the short list for McCain includes anyone from the current batch of nincompoops, Rudy "9/11" Giuliani is by far his best ally.

I know Rudy was the front-runner in California polling until McCain won Florida, but Rudy quickly dropped to Huckabee status among Californians once McCain took the prize. An endorsement is fine, but if he continues to show up stumping with McCain, we could be looking at a preview of what's to come. I suppose we'll see if the lovefest continues or if it's only a California love affair.

I just wish they were back in Vegas - you know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. California has a bad habit of being a trendsetter.


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Well I think if McCain wins Rudy will be the next Sectary of Homeland Security not the VP. McCain will need a conservative for that post but it may not be anyone on the current list of candidates. But McCain did have to get rid of Rudy before he could win on Super Tuesday as unlike for the democrats there are about a dozen states with winner take all primaries with about 311 delegates!

Could there have been an agreement between McCain and Giuliani all along?

Unlikely. It would make no sense since he out-raised McCain by a lot. Quite a lot. If anything Rudy was by far more viable a month before the election before everyone realized what a jerk he was. I think that's a more likely explanation of his Florida strat - there's no way he was going to win in Iowa, SC or NH, where he was actually trying and then pulled out.

His campaign was idiotic from the start anyway.


Was he a firewall against Romney running away with the delegate lead before Super Duper Tuesday?

Hmmmm... I don't see how Rudy takes votes from Mitt instead of McCain, esp. since he was running on the same issues as McCain was and not the ones Romney was. I mean, Romney was doing the total corpo-cratic-Republican thing, and McCain and Rudy are all about the national defense.

Not that great of an arg, I know, but I don't see how Rudy took from Romney only. Maybe there's something I'm missing.


Are they really BFF and totally see the world in the same way?

Haha, probably. They both suck so much.


I don't know who's going to be VP, but something tells me it ain't America's mayor, who Americans hate more the more they learn about him. It doesn't have to be someone from their field.


Cathy~

If McCain wins the nom then a Democrat will be deciding who's the sec. of HS, and it won't be Rudy.

Something tells me that when John McCain sends Rudy to find his Veep, Rudy is going to find himself as McCain's running mate.

I don't think they'd try the Dick Cheney routine again. :)

But I do think they'd be a good team to run together. Putting the mayor in the back of the team would help to offer the experience on the national stage up front while the two of them are pretty similar on issues. It would be a smart move as the party's most liberal candidates could siphon off votes from those unhappy with Hillary or Obama. *shudders*

Let's keep our fingers UNcrossed.

Here’s another horror story to make your day Rudy as McCain’s Attorney General he was a DA after all. As I said before the Socialist right will demand someone they can live with to be the VP if McCain gets the nomination but rest assured if McCain wins you will see Rudy again!