We always like to criticize politicians for the self-destructive impulses and gaffes that can sink a campaign, but it's important to remember that their well-paid (or lowly-paid or unpaid) staffers can just as easily jeopardize a candidate.
Rudy Giuliani no doubt has some issues (abortion, his divorces, affair) that are going to make him a hard sell to the Republican masses, but, as Ana Marie Cox points out, he could manage.
But, by this, the Republican dudes likely cannot abide.
On Tuesday Deb received a call from Giuliani’s Des Monies office and was asked to call New York.
“They wanted to know our assets,” she revealed, and added that she and Jerry have a modest 80 acre farm and raise cattle.
Later she received a call from Tony Delgado at the Des Monies location.
“Tony said, ‘I’m sorry, you aren’t worth a million dollars and he is campaigning on the Death Tax right now.’ then he said they weren’t going to be able to come,” Deb continued.
Cox, at Time's blog, Swampland, writes:
He could've probably gotten away with tap-dancing his way through the abortion issue, but I somehow don't think any campaign -- R or D -- could weather this.
What do you think?
Update: Deb now Giuliani's Jones County chairperson?