News from the Votemaster
The mainstream media are starting to look at Rudy Giuliani with something a bit less than the hero worship he has been getting so far. Oddly enough, his marriage to his cousin and its annulment after 14 years, his affair with his communication director and his divorce from his second wife and subsequent third marriage, and his pro choice, pro gay and pro gun control stands aren't the issue. It is his very lucrative consulting business, with $100,000 to $200,000 fees per speech along with demands for SUVs and five hotel rooms per night that are being examined, initially by the Chicago Tribune. Expect more attention in the months to come. Most people don't know anything about Giuliani except that he is a heroic leader. Just wait until the press starts poking around a bit more.
Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter takes a look at another side of Giuliani: his temperament, and asks if he is really suited to a highly political position like POTUS, where you can't boss everyone around, certainly not if the other guys happen to control Congress.
CQ Politics also has a piece on Giuliani's social views and the dangers they hold.
Finally, Charlie Cook, the guru's guru, has also chimed in about Giuliani. His view (as is my view) is that when The Base discovers where he stands on abortion (for it), gay rights (for it), and gun control (for it), he will sink like a stone. And this is without even looking at his three marriages, divorces, and infidelities. Check it out.
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