No macarena for Rudy. No cha-cha, no charleston, no tango and no salsa. But he's dancing like everyone's watching. Is he running for president, or just pumping up his own one-trick legacy and selling books?
Is he a liberal? A conservative? Is he more like Hillary or more like George? Maybe he wants to be like Mike.
Mike who? Who knows. We're talking Rudy here. Stay with me.
And, will you vote for him? Rudy, that is, not Mike. Not George either, since he won't be in this race.
I think he is a Democrat plant to steal votes from Hillary. He's prochoice, pro gay rights, light on gun control, and not clear regarding Iraq. He won't be accused of being Joe Family, thanks to hanky panky and divorce. Of course, the cleanest whistle ever to whet the White House was Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, proving morality is not merely a Republican declaration.
Back to Rudy. Do you think he saw that movie about the Joliet (Illinois) Catholic High School football player who wanted to go to Notre Dame? He was named Rudy. Too small, not smart enough to go to and play for the beloved Notre Dame.
This is a different Rudy. This one is taller.
Rudy Giuliani's one trick was a good one. When New York needed someone to stand tall, hopeful, while acknowledging the pain of 9-11, Rudy Giuliani was the man of the hour. He and George Bush (so you don't like him, but he did very well the days after 9-11 and is not known to dance) helped the fair city, the Big Apple -- and the nation -- get their knickers back on and become whole. Not even Geppetto made Pinocchio a real boy. Rudy done good.
If he is going to lead the nation in more than yesterday's disaster, he needs to figure out if he's serious about running, stand for something besides the milque toast middle, and take some chances. If not, we might as well have Oprah Winfrey running for president.
Dr. Phil as Oprah's VP?
Who am I voting for? I'm leaning toward Tony Dungy. If Lovie Smith is up for VP, I'm in. Get them on the ticket, and I'll do the Super Bowl Shuffle.
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Of course you can dance. What the world needs now is Rudolph Valentino. Fred Astaire would help, but he's no Rudy.