Rudy holds the "Keys" to the White House
Metaphorically speaking, of course.
I explain why over at R4'08. This argument involves the analysis of a formula designed by American University professor Allan Lichtman, which has accurately predicted the popular vote winner of every presidential election since 1860. I encourage you to read the whole piece, but the long and the short of it is that the political, economic, and geopolitical dynamics of the country right now portend a close race in 2008, one that necessitates a GOP candidate with the charisma of Reagan and Roosevelt and the national hero status of an Eisenhower.
How does all of this relate to Rudy?
"If there’s a national hero in this race, it’s Rudy Giuliani. Five years later, Rudy remains the untarnished hero of 9/11 in the American psyche. Like Ike in the years following WWII, Rudy has been able to remain above the fray and is currently one of the most respected political figures in the nation. Add to that his Reaganesque communication skills and his ability consolidate the vast majority of Republicans behind him while reaching out to independents and Democrats and the result is a nominee that would almost certainly satisfy the Lichtman formula."