Rudy Giuliani, the current frontrunner for the GOP Presidential nomination may be overhyping his management credentials and role during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, claims a former New York City emergency management director.
The revelations suggest "America's mayor" may be more like President George W. Bush than his handlers want to admit — more hype than substance, more bluster than competence and more image than reality.
For Giuliani, the revelations could not come at a worse time as his campaign struggles with with wishy-washy position on abortion and his inconsistent debate performances.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the 2008 White House candidates are "demeaning the presidency" by focusing on the race rather than ideas.
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani reported a whopping $16.1 million in earned income over the past 16 months, most of it in speaking fees, according to financial documents filed Wednesday.
Memories are always selective in politics. Candidates concentrate on what makes them look best and forget those embarrassing little moments that put them in a bad light.
Call it rewriting history in real time. Call it selective omission. Call it outright lying. They all do it.
Wife-beating is out (let's hope), but wife-blaming is in — in some circles, that is. Consider GOP presidential-nomination front-runner Mitt Romney's move last week, blaming his wife for writing a check to pro-choice women's health provider Planned Parenthood. C'mon, Mitt.
The Rev. Jerry Falwell died at 73, having founded a Southern Baptist mega-church, one of the first of its kind, and a respected university, brought Christian evangelicals into mainstream politics and helped engineer the Reagan presidency. His penchant for truly outrageous statements — and just as quickly apologizing — often obscured his accomplishments.
In 1952, a noted editor wrote that Dwight Eisenhower was running for president "like a dry creek." His wry observation was credited with kick-starting what until then had been a non-campaign, with the famous general mainly content to rest on the laurels of a brilliant military career.
The $64,000 political question is what, if anything, will energize the Republican Party?
An undercurrent attitude is taking hold that it's inevitable that the White House in 2008 will follow the Congress and fall into the hands of the Democratic Party.
Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials on abortion, gun control and tax cuts in a feisty debate Tuesday night.
"Republicans should be uniting" to defeat the Democrats, implored former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, rather than stressing their differences with one another.
|Â Rev. Jerry Falwell (AP)
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and built the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said. He was 73.
Ron Godwin, the university's executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. "CPR efforts were unsuccessful," he said.
Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but he said Falwell "has a history of heart challenges."