In a match-up between the early 2008 frontrunners, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) leads New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) 52% to 43%. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Giuliani’s lead growing in recent months. His current nine-point advantage is up from a six point lead in January and a four-point lead in December.
Giuliani has solidified his title as the most popular candidate of Election 2008—his favorability ratings have inched back up to 70%
I asked the other day why Hillary was even running... her base doesn't seem to like her, the Republican base certainly isn't going to vote for her and she is highly unpopular with independents......so, I ask again, why is she running in a race she cannot win?
Clinton is viewed favorably by 50% and unfavorably by 48%. The last four times that Rasmussen Reports has polled on a Giuliani-Clinton race, Clinton’s support has remained unchanged at 43%.
While both candidates draw reasonable levels of support from within their own party, Giuliani has an enormous 64% to 27% advantage over Clinton among unaffiliated voters.
I have pointed out before that Hillary and her "common good" agenda is nothing more than a Democrat running using the communist manifesto as her guide.....didn't we fight against communism?
This is the type of rhetoric she has the nerve to tell her base, AS they are handing her money.
At a San Francisco fundraiser in 2004- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told wealthy supporters the government will need to take money away from them for the "common good."
Clinton headlined an appearance with other women Democratic senators in San Francisco, where donors gave as much as $10,000 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer's campaign.
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
Yeah, thats the way to keep your base happy, tell em straight out that you are not only going to accept their contributions, but then you are going to steal the rest of their money also!!!!!!
Let us not forget that Hillary has a little problem with telling the truth to congress also.
Hillary when testifying before congress Hillary Clinton claimed she either didn't know, didn't remember or something similar a total of 250 times.
Number of times that Clinton figures who testified in court or before Congress said that they didn't remember, didn't know, or something similar.
Bill Kennedy 116
Harold Ickes 148
Ricki Seidman 160
Bruce Lindsey 161
Bill Burton 191
Mark Gearan 221
Mack McLarty 233
Neil Egglseston 250
Hillary Clinton 250
John Podesta 264
Jennifer O'Connor 343
Dwight Holton 348
Patsy Thomasson 420
Jeff Eller 697
Yes, this is what we want running our country.
Her politics are more important to her than putting our troops lives in further danger.
As for Rudy Giuliani, I haven't decided yet who I will be endorsing or voting for, but he has an impressive record and on 9/11 he was the face of America. He stepped up to the plate and he showed a courage that not many in this day and age did or could have.
Time made him person of the year in 2001 and they did an extensive history on his life and his career.
Sixteen hours had passed since the Twin Towers crumbled and fell, and people kept telling Rudy Giuliani to get some rest. The indomitable mayor of New York City had spent the day and night holding his town together. He arrived at the World Trade Center just after the second plane hit, watched human beings drop from the sky and--when the south tower imploded--nearly got trapped inside his makeshift command center near the site. Then he led a battered platoon of city officials, reporters and civilians north through the blizzard of ash and smoke, and a detective jimmied open the door to a firehouse so the mayor could revive his government there. Giuliani took to the airwaves to calm and reassure his people, made a few hundred rapid-fire decisions about the security and rescue operations, toured hospitals to comfort the families of the missing and made four more visits to the apocalyptic attack scene.
Read the rest....it is good.
He first gained fame as a United States Attorney prosecuting high-profile cases, including against organized crime. He served two terms as Mayor of New York City (1994-2001), during which time he was credited with a major reduction in crime, which made New York the country's safest major city, and with improving the quality for residents, but also suffered adverse publicity due to problems in some of his personal relationships. He then gained national attention for his leadership role during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center that led him to be named Time's 2001 Person of the Year and receive an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. His public visibility in the days following the attacks earned him the nickname "America's Mayor."
Impressive and I think he stands a good chance, better than most of the Republicans OR Democrats that have crawled out from under their rocks to announce their run at the White House.
Hugh Hewitt had an interview with Giuliani and you can read it here....he is good, has no problem laughing at himself, shows a charm and charisma that Hillary will never have.
All and all, I wish Rudy the best of luck.
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