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.