A moderate/centrist Republican and former Democrat who served two terms as mayor of New York City in the 1990s and early 2000s; the man who turned the Big Apple around after many years of decline and decay and showed tremedous leadership ability on 9/11. Essentially a fiscal conservative, but socially liberally on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Generally well liked by moderate Republicans, moderate Democrats and Libertarians, but disliked by the far right and the far left. A man who would have a very good chance of becoming president in a general election in 2008 but who, regrettably, probably couldn't get through a GOP presidential primary because most of the GOP has been hijacked by far-right religious fundamentalist nutcases (also known as "The American Taliban").
Swing Voter #1, A Moderate Democrat: "I think Rudy Giuliani could easily carry a lot of Blue States in 2008. I wouldn't vote for a neocon whack job like Jeb Bush or Rick Santorum, but I would vote for Rudy Giuliani."
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??????"
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.