They left the planbook in a hotel room? Oh no!!!
Giuliani leads most public opinion polls of Republican primary voters though he has not announced his candidacy for President. But the dossier, which envisions spending more than $21 million this year alone, shows that Giuliani began meeting with potential supporters last April and that by October, his staff had put in place a detailed plan for a serious bid for the presidency. But they also depict a candidate torn between his prosperous business and a political future full of both promise and risk.
One page cites the explicit concern that he might “drop out of [the] race” as a consequence of his potentially “insurmountable” personal and political vulnerabilities.
On the same page is a list of the candidate’s central problems in bullet-point form: his private sector business; disgraced former aide Bernard Kerik; his third wife, Judith Nathan Giuliani; “social issues,” on which is he is more liberal than most Republicans, and his former wife Donna Hanover.
Listen, from what I can tell…this document outlines exactly what everybody knew about Rudy anyway. He’s got skeletons, he’s more liberal and he wants to raise a lot of money.
Also, I think in a new media world where people are putting their most vulnerable foot forward on YouTube, reality television, etc., this could prove to be an incredibly happy accident. In short, if everybody knows your problems, you have nothing to hide from.
Or am I just crazy?