City of Roses
|As much as I love making fun of the Democratic presidential hopefuls as we have done in a parade of new threads these past several weeks, LOL, there's also Republican hopefuls to make just as much fun of!
YouTube: Free Credit Report Commerical
Where to begin? I've found that the more I've heard and observed the presidential campaign of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, the more I'm reminded of those FreeCreditReport.com commericals, which theater actor Mark Swenson stars in and obnoxiously says: "I'm thiiiiiinking of a number, do you know what it is........It's my credit score!" before telling viewers they can log onto FreeCreditReport.com and find out their credit scores and "can even print it out if you want to!"
Rudy Giuliani, in my view, seems to be setting up the core of his campaign around a single number, "911", and his obsession with this number keeps getting more ebullient every passing month, pitching his campaign almost like a 24/7 FreeCreditReport advertisement.
When I've watched all the Republican presidential debates on television, it seems even on issues not related to foreign policy and national security, he brings up 9/11 on every issue in every response. His positions on government-sponsored health care have even changed since 9/11, and he has referenced 9/11 on why he now opposes government-sponsored health care, despite initially supporting it.
YouTube: The Daily Show: "9/11 Tourettes": September 26th, 2007
Comedian Jon Stewart actually cleverly documented another recent case where 9/11 abruptly changed his position on another issue: gun control. Initially he was very much opposed to gun control, as he points out in one clip from the 1990's, but then presents a recent clip where he mentions he's now against gun control. And what does he reference to explain his change of mind? You guessed it: 9/11!
San Francisco Gate: September 24th, 2007
Even his campaign supporters have built on that narrative very much, with one close supporter even forming a grassroots fundraising group titled "$9.11 for Rudy", where the fundraiser is, you guessed it, $9.11 per person.
I don't think Joe Biden (who I don't intend to vote for either) could have said it better: "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11."
Then again, he needs something to distract the public from scandals such as the sixteen counts of federal corruption charges his former police commissioner Bernard Kerik was indicted on last week. So he's going all-in, depending on one number to be the saving grace of his campaign.......and I wouldn't be surprised if he went all-in with $9.11 worth of chips remaining!
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"