Wednesday's new & comments
I never took the Rudy Guiliani presidential campaign seriously because of the various personal and political baggage he carries. This article signals the end of his campaign whether he realizes it or not. Serious financial backers will look for another candidate to invest in with these revelations. It isn't just the subject matter of the leak which hurts but the perception that he is running a sloppy team. The real question is whether this will lead back to the campaign of one of his rivals and hurt more than one campaign.
The last thing Rudy Giuliani needed was to make a laundry list of the vulnerabilities that threaten to derail his pursuit of the Republican Presidential nomination.
But list them is exactly what Mr. Giuliani’s nascent campaign did, complete with bullet points, in a 140-page binder of printed pages, handwritten notes and spreadsheets that outlined in detail his Presidential bid’s secret fund-raising and campaign plans.
Who does Pat Robertson embarrass more, serious ministers or sane conservatives?
In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007. Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September. Robertson said God also told him that the U.S. only feigns friendship with Israel and that U.S. policies are pushing Israel toward "national suicide."Every time Robertson opens his mouth, a segment of the population takes his inane ramblings as confirmation that conservatives are religious wackos.
Senators historically have not made very good presidential candidates because it is fairly easy for opponents to beat them up over their past votes. Only two senators were elected president in the 20th century. The Washington Times has a look at how the five Democrat senators, talking about running for president, voted on key issues last year.
This is interesting but not incredibly surprising. Iran's Secret Plan For Mayhem. Turns out Iran is backing both Sunni's and Shite's in Iraq. They don't care who wins as long as they are left with a severely weakened neighbor once we put our tail between our legs and abandon Iraq.
This article (long but worth reading) goes a long ways in explaining why conservatives are not in favor of a McCain candidacy. He almost brags about feigning to hold conservative positions.
Given his popular status as a maverick war hero, John McCain has a good shot at winning the 2008 presidential election—if he can get his party to nominate him. But one minute he's toeing the conservative line (on gay marriage, say, or immigration) and the next he's telling someone what he really thinks.