Rudy

I’m not writing much about the election. I have yet to hear a debate. But in a quicky layout of the candidates I suspect it would be Rudy who would be my favorite.
Yesterday a couple things helped that thought along.
1, The WSJ’s Best of the Web had a quote from this well written speech by Rudy.

So every generation of American is called upon to lead. I get very, very frustrated when I hear Americans talk about or hear certain Americans talk about how difficult the problems we face are, how overwhelming they are, what a dangerous era we live in. I think we’ve lost perspective. We’ve always had difficult problems, we’ve always had great challenges, and we’ve always lived in danger. Do we think our parents and our grandparents and our great grandparents didn’t live in danger and didn’t have difficult problems? Do we think the Second World War was less difficult that our struggle with Islamic terrorism? Do we think that the Great Depression was a less difficult economic struggle for people to face than the struggles we’re facing now? Have we entirely lost perspective of the great challenges America has faced in the past and has been able to overcome and overcome brilliantly? I think sometimes we have lost that perspective. Do you know what leadership is all about? Leadership is all about restoring that perspective that this country is truly an exceptional country that has great things that it is going to accomplish in the future that will be as great and maybe even greater than the ones we’ve accomplished in the past. If we can’t do that, shame on us.

I agree wholeheartedly. Perspective is needed! The whole speech was worth a read by the way.

Then today we get this on a list of some new Guiliani ideas:

It’s a great idea, and great politics–combining a liberal desire to insure children with the conservative insight that the reason many kids aren’t signed up isn’t lack of funding but parental screwup. The benefits are there for the taking, they’re just not being taken. So Giuliani will track down the parents using the same computerized maps he uses to hunt down criminals! It’s compassionate. It’s conservative. And it’s innovative.

The whole dang SCHIP debate should be about how to sign up those who are currently elegible but not signed on, vs how to expand it to get more people signed up.

So, go Rudy! For now.

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