I have decided the following: This blog will keep its identity, and it is where the post-mortem on Hizzoner’s campaign will appear.
For continued information on the effort to take back our representational democracy from an asinine primary system, enjoy the giggles and halogen light of PA for Uncommitted Delegates.
Keep up the good fight, don’t take any wooden nickles, and remain certain that even Romney or McCain is better than Hillary or Obama. Now as for the case that a Clinton or Obama administration would be better for conservative governance in the long term, well that’s a whole ‘nother article [as Nordlinger would say]…
There were some Mitt folks at the Chester County GOP endorsement meeting last night. Some McCain folks as well.
Alas, there were no Rudy people.
I guess every single person on the campaign is currently getting a sunburned face in the Sunshine State. Many polls have Hizzoner slipping there, but some still have him strong, including a recent Rassmussen poll.
Also, early voting is huge in FL, not just for folks that are out of town, but for folks for whom a trip to a polling place is something of a chore. When most of those votes were cast Hizzoner had a dominating lead in the polls. Current polling does not take this into account. Conventional wisdom seems to be that Rudy is in trouble. It would be dishonest to say that is entirely untrue, but this pundit thinks that is an underestimation.
I chatted last night with my retiring State Rep. Carol Rubley. She remembered I cared about moving up the primary, and pointed out that ours might matter after all. I pointed out that this presidential race is as competitive as it gets, and the liklihood of our primary mattering is still miniscule.
As an aside, please feel free to e-mail me if you have any interest in supporting Guy Ciarrocchi [no web site yet] as he runs for her seat, or Admiral Steve Kantrowitz as he takes on Andy Dinniman. Rubley and Dinniman, by the way, were both people with fairly casual views about how important it is for you to cast a presidential primary vote that matters.
The e-mail, again, is karlub at yahoo dot com.
Well, if you care about your primary vote counting in PA, it is time to open up your wallet and give Team Giuliani some cash for FL and Tsunami Tuesday.
Give early, give often.
I’m working on putting together some road trips to do a little retail politicking for the Tsunami Tuesday primaries in Delaware and New Jersey. Southern part of the state for the latter.
Wanna’ help? Enjoy the laugh a minute hilarity of retail politics?
If so, e-mail me at karlub at yahoo dot com.
Sorry about the unannounced absence. I’m sure many of you were trembling at the prospect of losing this valuable resource for learning about the Giuliani campaign as it relates to Pennsylvania.
Well, I was just in Florida for a week. I could have blogged while there, but I didn’t really feel tapped into the PA zeitgeist, and I was too busy immediately before the trip to warn you. Sorry.
I was here, by the way, in Sanibel Island. I read three books– a mystery, some dystopian sci-fi, and some Christian apologetics, and I napped, swam, and cooked. I also fished with limited success. If Rudy Giuliani were from a more rural area I am sure he would be an excellent fisherman and he could have provided better support and leadership. Alas, he did not, and fish did not tremble at the sound of my voice.
Just posted hereabout Mayor Giuliani’s national fundraising figures for the first quarter of 2007. Bottom line, pretty darned good, but not the type of news that will inspire pants-wetting fear in his opponents.
Keep in mind, of couse, that Giuliani got a late-ish start. Viewed in the that context his numbers are actually rather astounding.
Curious about who’s moving and shaking with their checkbooks in your hometown? Go to OpenSecrets.org, search your zip code, sort by highest donations, and see if you know anyone. If you do, give ’em a call and tell ’em to cut Team Rudy a check.
This is also an awesome site if you’ve ever wondered who your boss has been supporting.