Campaign ’08: Part Four: Giuliani And Romney
December 23, 2007, 10:43 am
Filed under: 2008 election, giuliani, news, politics, Romney

Part 1: Campaign Round-up

Part 2: The ‘Democrats’

Part 3: Ron Paul Special

Part 5: Huckabee and McCain


Authoritarian Temptation: American Conservative magazine on Giuliani 

Giuliani: The Teflon Candidate (FAIR)

More on Giuliani’s Sex On The City Scandal (TPMuckraker)

Giuliani secretive as mayor; left office with over 2,000 boxes of documents (AP/Yahoo)

‘Giuliani Time’: Just when you thought you knew how evil he is (Alternet)

Giuliani claimed not to have heard about his ‘accounting discrepancies’ vis a vis Judith Nathan before the debates.  Turns out, his mayoral office was stonewalling the inquiry in 2001. (TPMuckraker)

A Tale of Two Giulianis: Politics & Power (Vanity Fair)

Soros: ‘I Never Liked Giuliani’ (Economists Briefing)

Giuliani firm made $30 Million pushing data-mining program (Raw Story)

Giuliani: Declaring Forever War (American Conservative)

Rudy Awakening (CBS)

EXCERPT: “Choosing the best presidential candidate among the 2008 contenders is a tough job. Picking the worst is easy. Rudy Giuliani is the guy you’d get if you put George Bush and Dick Cheney into a wine press and squeezed out their pure combined essence: unbounded arrogance and self-righteousness, a chip on his shoulder the size of a redwood, a studied contempt for anybody’s opinion but his own, a vindictive streak a mile wide, and a devotion to secrecy and executive power unmatched in presidential history. He is a disaster waiting to happen.”

Romney and Blackwater (The Nation)

Romney to buy Clear Channel (Lew Rockwell)

Island tax havens factor in Romney’s business success (LA Times)

Bork Endorses Romney (Alternet)

Concord Register Monitor: “Romney must be stopped (Washington Post)

Romney claimed NRA endorsement he didn’t receive (Washington Post)

Romney and Huckabee’s Religious Intolerance (Salon)

Romney redefines ‘saw’: forced to backpedal on Dad/MLK claim (Times, UK)

EXCERPT: “When he said that as a boy he “saw” his father march with the civil rights leader Martin Luther King — a claim debunked yesterday — Mr Romney now says that he used the word “saw” as a figure of speech. Mr Romney said: “If you look at the literature, if you look at the dictionary, the term ‘saw’ includes ‘being aware of’ in the sense I’ve described. I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great [civil rights] effort.”… He added that the statement that he “saw” his father march was akin to him stating, “I saw my dad become president of American Motors”. He told reporters: “I wasn’t there when he became president [of GM].”

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