GOI: A splash of cold water has been thrown over the Rudy Giuliani for president campaign. A leaked document put some damaging cracks on the main pillar of Rudy's platform, his claims that he was Mr. Know-it-all before and during the 9/11 tragedy.
David Shuster, substituting for Keith Olbermann as host of Countdown, reported on Thursday that Rudy Giuliani's description of himself as the only candidate who foresaw the danger posed by al Qaeda before 9/11 has now been refuted by a leaked document.
Typical of Giuliani's claims on the campaign trail is a speech he gave last summer in which he said of the pre-9/11 period, "Bin Laden declared war on us. We didn't hear it. ... I thought it was pretty clear at the time -- but a lot of people didn't see it, couldn't see it."
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My take: Even if you believe that Giuliani did a great job on 9/11 it isn't much of a platform to run a presidential campaign on because any mayor in that situation would rise to the occasion. How many mayors do you think would panic and run out of the city leaving the residents to pick up and deal with the mess? He's a one trick pony and a scary one at that. It is quite clear going into the job as mayor that one of your main and most important responsibilities as mayor is being the commander-in-chief for that city in the event of a disaster. Just like Bush, all he has to sell is fear and intimidation.
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