At Townhall today I list a few reasons Rudy Giuliani is at the top of my list of candidates for 2008.
One of the biggest problems we face in America today is the willingness of too many to accept defeat and to blame America for the world’s ills. On the subject of Iraq and the war on terror, this country is embroiled in a battle of wills and of philosophies unlike anything we have seen since The Cold War, and before that, the Vietnam War. Whether we decide to continue the fight or we decide to accept defeat will depend in large measure on whom we choose to lead for the next decade. The next presidential election will be incredibly pivotal.
There are a few traits the next president will need to possess to effectively lead. Rudy Giuliani has already exhibited many of them, having a proven track record, not only as the mayor of New York City, but also as a prosecutor. Update: I am with Right Pundits on this one:
Lastly, let’s give Rudy credit for NOT announcing his candidacy on YouTube! I’m sick of that gimmick already. No, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton, YouTube does not make you cool. It makes you look a little childish and entirely un-presidential. No more bubble gum hipsters during the War on Terror, please.
Update II: Newt has some good things to say about Rudy too.