Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Rudy Giuliani...Riding the Perfect Storm
There were a truckload of pundits and strategists scratching their heads over the postition Giuliani's campaign team took on ignoring the first four Republican caucuses and primaries.
Well, heading into Florida after South Carolina and a split of the last three caucuses between McCain, Huckabee and Romney, Giuliani's ploy appears to have paid off. Without spending two Red Cents (relatively speaking), Giuliani will ride a wave of victory in Florida straight into Super Tuesday and become the hands on candidate of choice for the Republican Party.
How does that bode for the Democrats? Most polls suggest that Giuliani can beat Clinton and Obama. Even with the outpour of support nationwide for a Democratic President. Edwards, however, fairs well in polls conducted about him vs. Giuliani. For that matter, he matches up well against any Republican candidate.
The moral of the story?
Giuliani vs. Edwards = an Edwards win. Giuliani vs. Clinton/Obama = a Giuliani win.