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Giuliani Notes: Rudy NOT Fit for the White House?


New York Business: Giuliani not fit for the White House: poll

A majority of respondents to a Crain’s online poll agree with columnist Alair Townsend, who wrote in this week’s issue that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn’t have the temperament to be an effective president.

Ms. Townsend wrote that, while she had voted for the former mayor three times, she would not be casting a fourth vote for him, criticizing his “stick-in-your-eye” style. Ms. Townsend said that his strong personality would not translate well when it comes to dealing with international leaders and Congress.

About 70% of the 784 respondents to the Crain’s poll agree that Mr. Giuliani’s argumentative temperament makes him a poor candidate for the White House.

Did the conclusion come before or after the poll?

Please …….Ms. Townsend, you are the former publisher of this weekly rag. If you want to plant a story don’t give it to a poor online intern.

Your online poll is about as bogus as the conclusions in your piece. How about some evidence to substantiate your conclusions.


But, you see, Alair Townsend, doesn’t need evidence because Rudy is like Bush and that is all one needs to know:

For the past seven years, we have had a president who has shared some of Mr. Giuliani’s least admirable traits. Mr. Bush seems to live in a bubble, closing himself off from people whose opinions could be helpful. He has shown recklessness in taking the nation to war. Our standing in the world reflects this. I don’t want more of the same.

And Alair even faults Rudy for going after Yassar Arafat.


Yet she praises Rudy for cleaning up New York City.

There’s no doubt that Rudy Giuliani left New York a better, resurgent place. He led an all-out assault on crime, throwing resources and sophisticated deployment at the problem he believed overrode all others. He cut taxes and explained why lowering the cost of living and doing business in New York was crucial. He dramatically reduced the welfare rolls, emphasizing work rather than entitlement.

If someone wants to read a real piece about Rudy. Try this from Rich Lowry and forget an old disgruntled lefty writing for a weak WEEKLY.



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