Thursday, May 03, 2007

Republican Debate Handicapping

Comments on LGF Republican pre-debate straw poll Thu, May 3, 2007 at 3:16:42 pm PST.

#346 lifeofthemind 5/03/2007 5:07:36 pm PDT

Rudy Giuliani gives hope to ugly men everywhere. That alone is good for maybe a 2% boost at the polls and makes him extra effective against pretty boys like the democrats attract. It also would also help deal with the Hillary factor. Face it his social positions are defensible to the libertarian wing of the party and would help in a general election. He is probably not ideal for the number one slot this time out. Thompson is a Reagan stand in, almost literally from central casting. McCain could have combined both men's strengths but for a politician he is surprisingly poor at tailoring his message. Some might find that a virtue. My biggest worry for the Republican stars is their health.