Saturday, December 15, 2007

The last gleam of the Tiara

Cross-posted from here.

Having taken the position that losing badly in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina is no big deal, Rudy Giuliani views Florida as the state that will save his campaign and send him to the White House.

If you think, "Gee, that doesn't sound like a particularly good plan" you would be correct. And I would guess that he has seen his own internal polls doing something similar to this:

Mike Huckabee may now be able to claim frontrunner status in yet another early primary: Florida. The new Rasmussen poll gives him 27% support, followed by Mitt Romney at 23%, Rudy Giuliani at 19%, and nobody else in the double digits.

So Rudy is in Florida today and his campaign says he is re-launching his campaign in a "major speech" (much like CompUSA was relaunching a few months ago, how'd that work out?).

"If you are looking for perfection, you are not going to find it - not in me and not in any candidate," the Republican presidential hopeful is expected to say in a clear acknowledgment of his messy personal life.

"But if you are looking for a leader who has been tested in times of crisis ... a leader who has achieved results - results that some people thought were impossible ... I believe I am that leader," he will say, according to excerpts provided Friday.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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