Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Breaking- Is Rudy Having Second Thoughts on Iowa?

We at the Caucus Cooler think this story is a must-read. Below is a sample:

"Is Rudolph Giuliani thinking about skipping the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses next year?
He just might be.

On Monday, after a campaign seminar at Harvard University, Giuliani campaign chief Mike DuHaime refused to commit his candidate to competing in the Iowa contest, which officially kicks off the race for the GOP nomination on Jan. 14, 2008.

Then yesterday, Giuliani’s campaign announced he would indeed make an Iowa swing in April – announcing his travel plans a full month in advance in a bid to head off a spate of Rudy-skips-Iowa stories."

13 Comments:

Blogger murphy said...

Cooler, font! ;)

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly believe that he should skip out on actively campaigning here. He should just put his name on the ballot in August and January and just hope for the best. The more time he spends in Iowa the more likely he is to falter.

2:57 PM  
Blogger The GUCC said...

I think it would be foolish for any candidate to skip it - especially someone who has such great appeal (not to the ultra conservatives).

He would kick Hillary's ass.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would skip it. Who wants the impending verdict of 90,000 evangelical hypocrites.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He seems to be somewhat of a hypocrite himself, that Rudy.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous bizarro gucc said...

Sanders would kick Hilary's ass!!!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right! I mean he is related to the Col. Sanders.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever! Rudy is gonna win Iowa. No sweat.

Signed,
Scott Norwood

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/ia/iowa_republican_caucus-207.html#polls

The above link is realclearpolitics Iowa polling data. The last time McCain was ahead of anyone was in December. He was ahead by 1 point.

Since then, Guiliani has moved from 2 points ahead then to 4, 5 and now, 7 ponts.

This is Iowa voters. Team Guiliani needs to get with Joy Corning and Terry Branstad to get these likely voters to attend the caucus.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the head to head for Iowa.

RCP Average 01/15 - 02/18

Giuliani 25.0 - Nussle Team

McCain 20.3 - Chuck Larson/Marlys Popma/Ed Failor Jr Team

Gingrich 13.3 - WOW! No team

Romney 8.3 - Doug Gross/Dave Kochel (Burton Rider)/Christopher Rants team

Avg lead: Giuliani +4.7

11:37 AM  
Anonymous is there a full moon? said...

I find it interesting that Romney is presenting himself as the social conservative in the race, but doesn't have social conservatives on his Iowa team.

Perhaps Team Romney is unable to articulate his positioning to their network of voters because they are not of that type themselves????

Does THAT explain the very low percentage in Iowa? They've been working on his campaign here for a very long time. Seems they'd be making more inroads than this number suggests. What IS Team Romney doing each day? They aren't convincing many Iowans to go to Romney.

Maybe that's not what they are supposed to do. Not sure.

Interesting bedfellows in Iowa this time out.

The Mod Romney team is with the self proclaimed SoCo candidate - Romney, not the Mod candidate Giuliani.

Nussle - who proclaims his 100% prolife credentials - signs up with the Mod candidate, Giuliani and NOT a SoCo candidate

The Iowa SoCo team signs up with McCain who can't get national SoCo's to endorse him - Dobson, Santorum etc.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

This is a great depiction of who Rudy really is.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RVBtPIrEleM

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Iowa SoCo team signs up with McCain who can't get national SoCo's to endorse him - Dobson, Santorum etc."

It's because McCain's checks clear.

7:39 PM  

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