Swing Voter #2, A Libertarian: "Yeah, I like Rudy. I would probably vote for him for president in 2008. He isn't ideal from a Libertarian standpoint, but he's good. He isn't a tax-and-spend ultra-liberal, but he isn't a neocon Bible Thumper either. But do you really think Rudy could make it through a GOP presidential primary in 2008? Let's be realistic: his positions on abortion and gay rights--the very things that would play well with swing voters--would prevent him from winning a GOP presidential primary. Rudy is a moderate, and moderates are hated by the jihadists of the Christian Right. Just ask Arlen Specter."
Democratic Party Operative: "Please, dear God, don't let Rudy win the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. He would probably carry Pennsylvania, California and other Blue States. Hopefully, the GOP will behave like the self-destructive idiots that I think they are and give the nomination to some neocon wacko on the far right like Rick Santorum or Sam Brownback--someone my Democratic candidate could easily slaughter in a general election. If the GOP is smart, they will make my job much more difficult and nominate someone as electable as Rudy. But lucky for me, the GOP isn't very smart. Ha ha ha ha ha! Hey, Rudy, if the neocon Bible thumpers diss you too badly in 2008, you might want to consider becoming a Democrat again. Call me, OK??????"
As if the cowboy in the flight suit with the stuffed cod piece wasn't embarassing enough for America! The leading contender for the 2008 Republican nomination is on video prancing around in a makeup and a dress. America's mayor or America's sweetheart?