January 4, 2008

Ron Paul beat Rudy.

I can't stand Ron Paul, and Guiliani was kind of my favorite at one point, but somehow I find this news funny.

17 comments:

Doyle said...

Well well. Rudy was "kind of your favorite at one point"? What a surprise.

What changed your mind? Are you having second thoughts about his blurring the line between fearmongering and self-parody? Or is it just the stink of impending defeat that turns you off?

George said...

Paul's campaign correlates inversely with the value of the dollar.

There is a lot of that inverse correlation afoot these days.

goesh said...

2 tower Rudy, that's what some farmers over there were calling him - they didn't cotton to a man having fame attached to him over the misfortune of others. Other farmers saw him as some kind of fancy-schmancy New York lawyer unable to navigate through a common cornfield.

halojones-fan said...

Ron Paul's quote in the article sounds like it ought to be followed by "YEAAAARGGHH!"

PS Doyle should be banned.

dax said...

That is funny.
This is even funnier.
"2 tower Rudy, that's what some farmers over there were calling him - they didn't cotton to a man having fame attached to him over the misfortune of others. Other farmers saw him as some kind of fancy-schmancy New York lawyer unable to navigate through a common cornfield"

If that's true, how did those Iowa farmers cotton to Edwards??

Chip Ahoy said...

Pardon me, thread jack, I'm writing from a rather common looking cornfield and fast losing battery. Can someone please help me navigate out of here? Thanks.

Middle Class Guy said...

Can someone please help me navigate out of here? Thanks.

10:18 AM

You go ahead fer a spell til you git to a ferk in the corn row. Take the left side of the ferk and foller it til you git to the pond. When you git to the pond there will be a path. Foller that til you git to the house. Open the winder and go in. Find an outlet and charge yer battery. Beware of the farmers daughter.

jimbino said...

Ron Paul is certainly my candidate, though it was stupid of him to speak of evolution as only one "theory" among others.

As a physicist, I can forgive him, since all of the other candidates show less sophistication in science and math then he.

I want gummint out of my hair, my life, my liberty and my property, and Ron Paul is the only candidate that promises to hold to even the sorry nanny-state status quo.

Mutaman said...

"Guiliani was kind of my favorite at one point"

When do you think the big change happened? When he took that phone call from Judith? When Bernie got indicted? I suspect she talked to a few New Yorkers and found out what we all thought about him.

tightspotkilo said...

Considering that Guiliani ignored Iowa, deeming it a lost cause from jump, whilst Paul poured everything he had into it, making his very best shot, I'm thinking Paul was the bigger loser by far.

Guiliani is still a candidate who can win the long race. Paul isn't. Paul is a kook fringe candidate with no chance except as court jester, except he isn't funny either.

Revenant said...

Tightspotkilo is right -- Rudy ignored Iowa. He didn't campaign there or, so far as I know, even run commercials there. It is hardly surprising that Paul beat him in the state.

Now, it could very well be that this was a mistake on Rudy's part. But he still seems to be winning a number of the big states with large numbers of delegates. That seems to be his strategy; whether it works or not remains to be seen.

Revenant said...

I suspect she talked to a few New Yorkers and found out what we all thought about him.

Er... Giuliani is 22 points ahead of his challengers in the New York primary race.

hdhouse said...

revenant...if he keeps that up he'll only loose NY 60:40. Not bad for the second best mayor in the past dozen years...(to the rest on the board, there has only been Rudy and Mike and Mike plays pretty well in these parts).

Revenant said...

revenant...if he keeps that up he'll only loose NY 60:40.

Huh? What Republican candidate is going to get 60% of the New York primary vote, if not Rudy?

howzerdo said...

This is a pet peeve of mine since his surname and mine are just one letter different. It starts with "G," not "J", there are two dipthongs, five vowels, three "Is" and only one "L" in Giuliani. (I know that most of those rules were not violated in this thread - but they often are, everywhere.) "Gui" is pronounced "Gwee." "Giu" is pronounced "Joo." All my life people have massacred the pronounciation and spelling of my name. My maternal grandmother fixed the problem with the first dipthong by writing the name in cursive, and throwing the dot over the "I" between the "I" and "U," since she could never remember which came first. I was once told (by my then-boss) that the reason I didn't deserve promotion was that I have too many vowels in my name. I suspect that might be Rudy's problem too? (BTW, Mike v. Rudy plays differently to those of us whose ancestors had their lands stolen and now live on the banks of the upstate NY Reservoirs.)

Trooper York said...

Bloomberg is a technocrat who has bribed his way out of a lot of trouble. If he enters the race and the lazy press does any looking around at all, they will see how strategic "contributions" to various “Charities" kept the problem children quiet. His selling off the city to his real estate cronies will be felt for years to come and is not apparent to most people just yet. Wait till gigantic developments blot out the sun and then people will look around and ask what happened. Just wait. It will hit the fan in the next administration when the crooked deals are exposed as the protest mount and people wonder how the deals went down.

Mutaman said...

"Er... Giuliani is 22 points ahead of his challengers in the New York primary race."

First, when I say "New Yorker" I'm referring to someone within the 5 boroughs, not some guy up in Buffalo. In other words someone who actually lived under the Rudy regime.

Second, the fact that Rudy is leading some guy from Arkansas or an actor on Law and Order in the New York Republican primary is not an exact test of his popularity.