Andrew Allison

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Has Guiliani hit the buffers?

In Election 2008, Giuliani, McCain, US president on January 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm

It looks like Guiliani is running out of dollars. His campaign staff have been asked to work without pay.

My hunch is that Guiliani will pull out of the race after Super Tuesday. It is much better to be trailing in the field and then come good when it matters, than to be leading for months and then running out of steam. I have said before that many Americans regard him first and foremost as a New York man. I think he would have made a good president – certainly better than Hilary could ever be – but my money is on McCain. If Guiliani does pull out, that should give McCain a free run at the nomination. Quite frankly the other Republican candidates just aren’t credible, despite what Iowan republicans think.


Link: Britain and America

US Presidential Race

In Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, McCain on November 3, 2007 at 10:07 pm

In February I wrote this:

So, Rudolph Giuliani has finally put his hat in the ring for the 2008 Republican nomination. I think this will be a two horse race; between McCain and Giuliani. I still want McCain, as I have said in a previous post, but the fight will be a tough one. They are two strong men. Hopefully, either one of them will beat the Democrats. The Democrats do not have a worthwhile candidate at the moment. If they choose Hilary, they will lose. She has too much baggage and she is not popular with the American people. The other candidates are either not known or are gaffe prone. Time will tell though.

Okay, I was wrong about the Republican nomination. It is not a two horse race, but I still think the Democrats will select Hilary, and that will be the biggest mistake they can make. She is much too divisive a figure in US politics. So here’s hoping they select her, so we can get at least another four years of Conservatism in the White House.