President 2008,  Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani Watch: A Nationwide Electoral College Strategy

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani shakes hands after he spoke to supporters in San Francisco, Monday, July 23, 2007.

Yesterday Flap wrote about North Carolina that is likely headed towards changing their Presidential electoral college delegate rules for the 2008 election cycle.

In a similar vein, Dave G over at Race42008 writes about A Red State No More concerning North Carolina and points to a piece over at Eyeon08 that alludes that Missouri may be leaning blue.

But, does this make ANY difference with Rudy Giuliani as the GOP nominee?

Probably not and why?

Giuliani WILL be competitive in states in the East and West Coast that no other GOP nominee can match. Remember this part of the Giuliani campaign strategy.

Michael Duhaime, Giuliani Campaign Manager:

I think we are—or at least the candidate best positioned to win the general election. There’s no doubt in my mind Rudy Giuliani can put in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington in the Republican column. He can certainly make states like New York, Illinois, California– very expensive states into very competitive states and ones that certainly the Mayor can win. I don’t believe that any other Republican can make that same claim.

Republican presidential hopeful and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani stops at a Costco to do some shopping and meet with voters during a campaign stop on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 in Phoenix.

Rudy does NOT want to be a GOP nominee who then loses to Hillary. Hence, in the PRIMARY, he is running a national general election campaign.

Look at his travel schedule for this week:

Monday – San Francisco

Wednesday – Phoenix

Friday – Dallas

And this is what it is like every week. Flap receives the Mayor’s schedule from the campaign and the guy is all over the country – week in and week out.

Former mayor of New York City and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani (R) kisses the hand of Sara Berglund, 6, during a campaign stop in Dallas, Texas, July 27, 2007.

So, Rudy will NOT need to win all of the Red States that President Bush carried over the past two Presidential election cycles. Throw in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington and Oregon, and Rudy may be headed to a massive electoral college win.

But, Hizzoner will take a win.

Next week, the Mayor will start in New Hampshire and move onto Connecticut by mid-week.


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  • JasonJ

    I think it will be very interesting whether the Republican voters truly embrace Rudy. He is certainly a 180 degree change than the current President. His getting the nomination would be a clear message that Republicans are not happy with Bush at all! I write about Politics all the time on my other blog.

  • Flap

    I agree and I do not think voters are too pleased with the President on a number of issues, including illegal immigration and desire a change.

    Rudy will give them tough leadership and a less rigid social agenda – one that scares independent voters in the suburbs to vote for the Democrats.

    A Rudy candidacy opens up GOP prospects in other than traditional Red States where demographics are working against the GOP.

  • Vincent

    The Boston Globe ran a piece (it’s on RealClearPolitics, too) saying that “Rudy is now less in favor of Same-sex Marriage than previously.” This is again a lie from the mainstream media trying to drive a wedge between Rudy and the Right, because they fear him. He NEVER favored gay marriage – he favors a limited form of civil unions.

  • Flap

    Well, the definition of civil unions and domestic partnerships have changed and are different from state to state.

    And the Democrat position is?