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Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani shakes hands after he spoke to supporters in San Francisco, Monday, July 23, 2007.
Yesterday Flap wrote about North Carolina that is likely headed towards changing their Presidential electoral college delegate rules for the 2008 election cycle.
In a similar vein, Dave G over at Race42008 writes about A Red State No More concerning North Carolina and points to a piece over at Eyeon08 that alludes that Missouri may be leaning blue.
But, does this make ANY difference with Rudy Giuliani as the GOP nominee?
Probably not and why?
Giuliani WILL be competitive in states in the East and West Coast that no other GOP nominee can match. Remember this part of the Giuliani campaign strategy.
Michael Duhaime, Giuliani Campaign Manager:
I think we are—or at least the candidate best positioned to win the general election. There’s no doubt in my mind Rudy Giuliani can put in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington in the Republican column. He can certainly make states like New York, Illinois, California– very expensive states into very competitive states and ones that certainly the Mayor can win. I don’t believe that any other Republican can make that same claim.
Republican presidential hopeful and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani stops at a Costco to do some shopping and meet with voters during a campaign stop on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 in Phoenix.
Rudy does NOT want to be a GOP nominee who then loses to Hillary. Hence, in the PRIMARY, he is running a national general election campaign.
Look at his travel schedule for this week:
Monday - San Francisco
Wednesday - Phoenix
Friday - Dallas
And this is what it is like every week. Flap receives the Mayor’s schedule from the campaign and the guy is all over the country - week in and week out.
Former mayor of New York City and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani (R) kisses the hand of Sara Berglund, 6, during a campaign stop in Dallas, Texas, July 27, 2007.
So, Rudy will NOT need to win all of the Red States that President Bush carried over the past two Presidential election cycles. Throw in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington and Oregon, and Rudy may be headed to a massive electoral college win.
But, Hizzoner will take a win.
Next week, the Mayor will start in New Hampshire and move onto Connecticut by mid-week.
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