I don’t watch TV much, so I miss a lot of stuff. But Kavon Nikrad at Race4 2008 notices that Rudy Giuliani’s campaign thinks that Mitt Romney is preparing to whack them.

To do so would be a big, big mistake. Rudy is a hero. It will slime Rudy, but it will also slime Romney, perhaps even more. That’s what happened when Romney tried that against Sam Brownback (here, here, and here).

Furthermore, there’s a deeper issue. The only people who can attack Rudy are people who have impeccable stature within the conservative movement. As Blog PI pointed out in a somewhat different context, there’s a bond between Rudy and the GOP base that Romney just doesn’t have. By attacking Rudy, Romney will even further endanger his relationship with that base.

Categories: Strategy


race42008.com » Blog Archive » Romney to Begin Giuliani Attack Campaign? · February 28, 2007 at 8:38 PM

[…] Update 2: Soren Dayton warns that attacking Rudy will backfire. by Kavon W. Nikrad @ 5:40 pm. Filed under Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani   [Trackback URL]  [link] Trackback URL for this post: http://race42008.com/2007/02/28/romney-to-begin-giuliani-attack-campaign/trackback/ […]

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