Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Patience and Rudy

We here at the cooler are thrilled about all the attention we have received in the past day. Thanks to Krusty, Chris and the Hotline for the mentions.

Unfortunately, we've still got a little clean-up and construction to do around here, the response to the blog came a lot quicker than we expected!

So give us a little time and you will find exclusive caucus content you won't get anywhere else.

And while you're being patient, here's a must read article by Robert Novak about a guy that's making us all be a little patient. While the other candidates are staffing up and dishing out cash, Rudy Giuliani has been very quiet. In fact, he only made one contribution last quarter and it was to Iowa's own Jeff Lamberti, who's running against incumbent Congressman Leonard Boswell.

Rudy did make a trip out to Iowa to campaign for Nussle and it can't be a coincidence that Lamberti was his only benefactor. Here is Novak's take on America's Mayor

"Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. Sen. John McCain's 24 percent was second, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich third at 8 percent. National polls all year have shown Giuliani running either first or second to McCain, with the rest of the presidential possibilities far behind.Republican insiders respond to these numbers by saying rank-and-file GOP voters will abandon Giuliani once they realize his position on abortion, gay rights and gun control. Party strategists calculate that if he actually runs, he must change on at least one of these issues."

What do you think. Will Rudy catch on in Iowa? Where should he be on the Cooler line?

We'll give you our initial breakdown on Rudy and all the candidates in the near future.

So thanks for your patience, grab a dixie cup and we'll be up and running in no time.


Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Rudy hasn't put anything together in Iowa thusfar. If he waits too much longer then there won't be a whole lot to "pick up". I'm still not convinced that he's making a strong run at the presidency (despite Novak). If he is, then he might do a 2000 McCain and ignore/bypass Iowa.

I your "Cooler Line" for winning Iowa or for the GOP nomination? Either way, I would put Pataki lower and Huckabee higher. If it's just for Iowa then I would seriously alter your odds to put Mccain much lower (Iowans have a longer memory than that!) and put Muckabee and Allen in the top 3 or four with Romney.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

The Line is a reflection of who we think will win the Caucus, not the nomination, as is posted on the right.

We'll get to an explanation of our placement soon enough, but we think you might be overlooking a few factors on Huck, Allen, and McCain

8:31 AM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

Rudy's plan is to run after the Iowa Straw Poll is over. Banking on a fractured caucus campaign and he'll swoop in a save the day.

Like, whatever!

9:13 AM  

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