I know that I’ve been beating this dead horse, but something should be pointed out. While, I am still not convinced that Rudy Giuliani could put together an operation that raises $100m by, say, November or December 2007, these changes make him more competitive.
His strength will be media, bypassing the grassroots apparatus that make Iowa and New Hampshire so unique.Â All the talent getting sucked up in NH, SC, MI, and IA matters there. But is it the same in CA or FL? I doubt it. Recruiting the grassroots network in CA or FL to really make the difference is hard. It is relatively easy in the others.