Romney for Republican presidential candidate!
This blog would like to see Mitt Romney become the Republican candidate for president. Why? Because if Romney gets the nomination, there is no chance in hell that Giuliani would be his running mate.
If any of the others (McCain, Thompson, Huckabee) are the nominee, Giuliani looks very attractive as a running mate (regional balance, fools some moderates, New Yorker against likely New Yorker Hillary Clinton). And let's not forget, if McCain gets the nod, he's not exactly in robust health.
Democrats should win in 2008, for the good of the country, but odd things can happen during a campaign and it's possible the Republicans could win. So consideration of who the Republican VP candidate will be is worth pondering.
Dems really should win, and likely will, but remember: the only thing the Republicans really can do is run a national campaign (and enrich their friends). They can't govern but win elections nonetheless.
Giuliani is attractive to the base republicans because he's vindictive. It's a feature, not a bug! Hard to imagine how a guy like that could win but by next October the press will make any Dem look like a lying flip-flopper (Gore invented the Internet! hahahah!) and any Republican look sane, sober, and tough.
Giuliani is the worst possible choice for Prez, but it doesn't mean he can't win it.
Romney is a phony but so was Bush and he won. Romney is probably more transparent about it, but it's hard to find something more ludicrous than a prep-school playboy from Connecticut who is afraid of horses being painted as a tough Texas cowboy. But it worked.
I despair at the spinelessness of the Dems. This should be a time for a progressive shift in US politics but instead I doubt we'll even begin to roll back the damage Bush has done with the next Dem president.