The Prince of the City by Fred Siegel
According to the conventional wisdom already circulating about the next presidential campaign, New York City’s former Republican mayor Rudolph Giuliani is “unelectable.” He is, as both critics and fans point out, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-gun control. Add to this his messy public divorce, and his early support of the Democratic incumbent Mario Cuomo over the Republican challenger George Pataki in the 1994 race for the governorship of New York State, and one can well imagine the negative ads his opponents in the Republican primaries could produce.
Yet the wisdom of political sages notwithstanding, polls show that Giuliani remains the runaway favorite to lead the Republican party in 2008. According to a recent survey conducted by the Marist Institute, more than 70 percent of GOP voters would like to see him enter the race.
About the Author
Daniel Casse is a senior director of the White House Writers Group, a Washington, D.C. communications firm.