Sunday, April 09, 2006

Rudy Giuliani Is The Best Hope For GOP 2008 Victory

In 2008, former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani is the best hope for the Republican Party in the race for President. Just about everyone in the major national news media believes that John McCain will eventually get the Republican nomination, but I disagree strongly with that assessment. Almost every day, President Bush does more damage to the “rank and file” of the Republican Party. While long time party members, like myself, are becoming more angry and discussed with our Republican leaders in Washington, here some John McCain hooking his wagon to President Bush with the hopes of getting Christian Conservatives to vote for him in Republican primaries for President. For the life of me I don’t understand this mentality on the part of McCain. It’s like he is running his future President campaign in the complete opposite way he did in the year 2000 without realizing the Republican Party has changed dramatically since that time.

The best potential candidate for the Presidency in 2008 is Rudy Giuliani who is keeping a low profile right now and letting other candidates like John McCain self-destruct right before the eyes of the American people. One thing I never thought John McCain was until recently was a pandering politician, but after watching him “kiss butt” with Christian Conservatives over the past few months, I now believe that McCain is no different than anyone else in Washington. He’s completely out of touch with what’s going on in the real world. Christian Conservatives have destroyed the Republican Party with their attitude of “my way or the highway” when it comes to running our party and government. If there was ever a better of example of why the US should practice “separation of church and state” than what’s been happening in Washington the past couple of years, I’d like to see it.

The truth is that Christian Conservatives are a small minority in the Republican Party, but they are very loyal to their point of view and will either vote for or against a candidate depending on where that candidate stands on just a handful of social issues. The majority of the Republican Party views the opinions of other party members in a more consolatory way where there are general rules the party follows, but we don’t beat up our own members just to make a few folks on the “religious right” happy. The “religious right” has for all practice purposes destroyed the Republican Party and turned it into a group of people that are not tolerant of other points of view and they wish above all else to use their political power to impose their viewpoint on the rest of the country.

Rudy Giuliani is the “anti-Christian Conservative” candidate in the Republican Party and if he decides to run and doesn’t head down south to get permission from the preachers. Then I think he could be a great candidate for President in 2008 and start the process of rebuilding the Republican Party back into a more “open tent” group. Unlike the radicals on the far right, I want them to stay in this new Republican Party and encourage our leaders to follow a moral path as they lead the country. Back when Ronald Reagan was President of the United State, there was a big tent policy and everyone had a place at the table. National politics have always been about compromise and no party will lead for long when their ideology is more important than moving the party forward. Ideology is for the “Church House” not the “White House” and when leaders get these two things confused, the American people will bring them back down to reality.

Giuliani is a strong leader who could open the “big tent” back up for business in the Republican Party. I hope he decides to run for President in 2008. While I don’t agree with him on all issues, he does appear to be the right man for the job of President in 2008.

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