From the American Spectator
And, say what you will about Rudy, there’s no disputing the fact that he turned New York City around — from a crime-ridden cesspool of liberalism to America’s safest haven for entrepreneurs the world over. So if Rudy can do for America what he did for New York, well then I and millions of others will rightly say: “Bring it on!”
As for winning the Republican presidential nomination, it is true that Rudy isn’t a perfect or pristine conservative, but then who is?
Romney? (Romneycare.) Pawlenty? (Cap and trade.) Santorum? (The prescription drug entitlement.) Paul? (Isolationist.) Cain? (He knows nothing of foreign policy and seems to think this is a plus.)
The truth is that all of the GOP contenders have serious political and philosophical liabilities; Rudy’s are arguably the least offensive. The man had to run, remember, in the world headquarters of liberalism, New York City, which is home to some of the most hostile and aggressive leftists known to mankind.
What do you think? My problem will be be his record on the Second Amendment.