Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Slow to the Stick

Mike Glover has the exclusive that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has hired former congressman and failed gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle to be a key strategist and advisor in his Presidential efforts in Iowa. Nussle just started a consulting group with his longtime friend/associate Steve Greiner. One can assume that Greiner (who was a top consultant on Nussle's gubernatoiral campaign) will also play a role for Rudy.

Nussle was the Delaware County prosecuter before running for Congress. While many assumed that he would have a strong base of support in Eastern Iowa, he only outpaced Chet Culver in 2 of the 12 Eastern Iowa counties he had represented. Nussle still has loyal supporters within the party, which could help Rudy establish a grassroots organization.

This accentuates exactly what we at the Cooler have been telling you from the start. Rudy's going to run and he's going to run in Iowa.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read Glover's AP story and its an item by item list of their differences on every major issue. However, what I think is the biggest issue (curiously ommitted) is where they are way too similar. They have 4 ex-wives between them.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Greiner has been a long time DCI operative and DCI has had a hand in facilitating Rudy's political movements for the last four years. Also DCI's close friends have been involved in Rudy's fundraising efforts.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paste that into a few more text fields, why don't you? Just because it isn't email doesn't mean it isn't spam.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is DCI?

11:47 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

DCI Group was started in Iowa. It began as a grassroots consulting group and has ballooned into a mega-lobbying, consulting, communications, grassroots organization. Tom Synhorst was the founder, he worked for Dole's Iowa caucus campaign and Grassley for a while amongst others. A ton of Iowa operatives have worked for them.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Nussle, You just killed rudy too!

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, DCI hasn't been guiding Rudy at all. If anything, Synhorst and a number of DCI operatives were helping Pataki until his recent implosion.

DCI also has leadership involved with Romney, McCain, and others. They have very little to do with Rudy.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Nussle, like Giuliani, is pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, and pro-gun control?

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Nussle co-sponsored the marriage amendment, so no he isn't "pro-gay"

-He has a 100% Pro-Life voting record

-He is anti-gun control with an A+ rating from the NRA

As previously stated, the AP article points out that the two "DIFFER" on several issues.

Does this help answer your questions smart ass?

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:31-Who did you vote for last election? Did you volunteer or are you part of the "party elite" who assumes you don't ever have to do anything? You're SCUM!

Either way, F@#& YOU!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is anon 12:31 and Anon 5:47 Wow!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess 5:47 didn't get his oatmeal this morning.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are correct about the article outlining their differences, but the real issue is their similarity on one very important issue to the GOP: Family values

You might say they are tad bit "Clintonesque" that regard.

7:31 AM  

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