In October 1964 a young college student wrote that Senator Barry Goldwater, who was the Republican nominee for President, was an “incompetent” flip-flopper who pandered to “extremists.” Was it an activist Democrat pining for Lyndon Johnson? Nope. It was Rudy Giuliani.
The story in today’s New York Post is titled Student Rudy’s Lefty Days and is likely to only be one of the first in a long series of articles which will begin to disect Giuliani.
This will begin to drive his numbers down among conservatives, and he will have to react in order to prove his bonafides within the Republican primary field. The one thing Rudy has going for him is that there is not a viable stand-out conservative in the race.