Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bush as Visionary? Ah, C’mon

If there were no other reasons (such as the affairs that broke up his second marriage) to turn thumbs down on former New York City mayor Rudolph Guiliani’s bid for the presidency in 2008, his favorable comparison of fellow Republican George W. Bush with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill would be enough. During the 2004 GOP convention in New York, Guiliani said of Dubya:
“It doesn’t matter what the media does to ridicule him or misinterpret him or defeat him. They ridiculed Winston Churchill. They belittled Ronald Reagan. But like President Bush, they were optimists. Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present, and it’s set on a future of real peace and security. ... Some call it stubbornness. I call it principled leadership.”
In the wake of last week’s Republican meltdown, though, and with Bush’s poll ratings tanking once more, I wonder if Guiliani will continue cozying up to the prez.

(Hat tip to The Blue State.)

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