Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Prager Weighs In

From highly respected commentator Dennis Prager writing today at Real Clear Politics:
To the extent that I understand how most Republicans think, it would seem that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani comes closer to the Republican ideal than any of the other viable Republican candidates. . . when it comes to being strong on both domestic and international issues, it seems that no presently viable Republican candidate matches Rudy Giuliani. . . between Rudy Giuliani (and, for that matter, Mitt Romney) on the one hand and John McCain on the other, there is little question as to who more embodies mainstream conservative and Republican principles. . . In fact, if it is Ronald Reagan that Republicans want, Giuliani is extraordinarily close to that venerated man. Ronald Reagan stood for two great beliefs: that big government is a big problem for a free society and that America must be militarily strong and lead the war against global communism.
Substitute "global jihadism" for "global communism" and you have Rudy Giuliani's twin pillars.


Anonymous said...

Here's hoping Rudy's strategy works and that a strong showing in Florida is just the beginning of legitmate bid for the nomination.

Dan Cirucci said...

Thanks for your comment.
Prager's full column is very heartfelt and well thought out. This is still a wide open race and I consider that to be good for the party and the country.

Anonymous said...

Remeber authenticity? Rudy doesn't have it. From the "phoney phone calls" to the 9/11 trump card he overplays, Rudy just doesn't sit right. He has no experience at the international level, the very quality we need right now. How's Rudy going to handle Pakistan? The emerging threat of a growing China and a stealthy new Russian order? I applaud his efforts on 9/11, but I don't think he can handle the big job.