Saturday, December 23, 2006

Giuliani To Organize Iowa

The Des Moines Register reports former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani plans to begin reaching out next week to Iowa's Republican caucus activists.

It's about time. Giuliani is playing catch up in Iowa. McCain has been much more active in Iowa than Giuliani in the past year, recruiting supporters and staff, many with ties to President Bush's 2000 and 2004 Iowa campaigns. Governors Romney and Pataki, have also been building Iowa campaign organizations.

Iowa caucus participants are traditionally conservative. Can a pro-choice Republican win there? Giuliani's supporters say his support of abortion rights and gay rights could appeal to moderate Democrats and disenchanted Republicans after thumpin' the Republicans received in the November election. I'm not so sure.

At Race42008, LJ posts that he is doubtful that Giuliani was really going to mount a serious run for the Presidency. Perhaps Giuliani's plans will resolve LJ's doubts.

Cross-posted from California Yankee.

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