I don't understand why everyone thinks it's ok to vote a former mayor into presidential office. He was a MAYOR! What qualifies him to lead this country?
I am however for shooting him out of a cannon.
As a leader, I think Rudy has proven himself quite admirably. I really don't see how anyone could fault him for his performance in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
However, I also don't see how anyone could view him as a constitutional "originalist." His record, especially on 2nd Amendment issues, doesn't support that notion at all, and his current attempts to assert his status as such makes it clear to me that he can be just as phony and dishonest as any other run-of-the-mill politician.
He loses my support based on his record on issues that are important to me, not on his performance as mayor or D.A. or business owner, all three of which I think should work in his favor towards his qualifications to be President. I don't particularly want career politicians as my only choices for national office. Mayors or City Council members, business owners or even street-sweepers, anyone who can think and articulate a clear vision for America's future is fine with me, as long as that vision adheres strictly to an originalist view of what role government should have in our lives.