Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rudy Death Watch: Day 19 (Cont.)

Craig Crawford is talking with Joe Scarborough right now on TV and just made the most succinct assessment of Giuliani's campaign you will find anywhere:

Scarborough: What happened with Giuliani's campaign?

Crawford: He campaigned. Everywhere he went his numbers went down.

There. That's it. That's all you need to know about the Giuliani campaign in a nutshell. Crawford went on to explain that Rudy would give the same stump speech to college students in Iowa that he would give to old women in New Hampshire. In some ways, Crawford said, Giuliani was just as lazy as Fed Thompson. I couldn't agree more, but Crawford also has to factor in the small detail that Giuliani is a dick. Obama can probably get away with giving the same stump speech to different demographics (though he's certainly smarter than that) -- Guiliani can not. He's too abrasive and awkward and on at least a subconscious level this rubs people the wrong way.

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