Will it play in Peosta?
The National review delivers a must-read on Rudy's attempts to resonate in Middle-America. (You must pay to view this article, once we get access to the full article, we'll edit.)
Rudy Giuliani became “America’s Mayor” when he confidently took charge after the terrorist attacks of September 11. In the political-leadership sweepstakes, Giuliani is A-number-one, top of the list, king of the hill. But Sinatra’s catchy claim is turned on its head in the presidential sweepstakes: When it comes to winning over GOP primary voters, if you can make it in New York, you can’t make it anywhere.
The piece is subtitled "The Drag on Rudy's Presidential Prospects," referencing Rudy's having been seen at a social party dressed in drag- something that definately does NOT play in Peosta or Peoria. It will be interesting to see how Rudy's proclivity towards social progressivism affects his prospects on Main Streets in Iowa. We at the cooler think it's a big hurdle, but in a field where all the candidates have hurdles, Rudy is definately in the game.