Posted by Nick on April 15, 1999 at 22:01:05:
In Reply to: Re: There's only one way to get rid of Rudy, make him a Senator posted by MikeW on April 15, 1999 at 18:03:33:
: Don't discount Rudy's strength outside of the city. In the suburbs, which are much whiter and more conservative than the city, his tough on crime, tough on welfare stance will play very well. In addition, he's much less likely to get blamed for the various police incidents that have caused so much rancor in the city. Keep in mind, his theme is that he was the man who tamed NYC.
: On the other hand, besides name recognition, what does Hillary have to run on, that she put up with her husband's shenanigans? In her one foray into public policy, she became a very visible roadkill. She'll get the city Democrat vote (a corpse could do that running on the Democrat line). But again, outside of the city Rudy will wipe the floor with her. Not to mention the fact that he'll probably keep his white ethnic base in the city.
Could be interesting. Don't overlook the female vote. Rudy will be representing a party officially opposed to abortion and affirmative action (and white females are among its primary beneficiaries). And Hillary will get the white liberal vote from all over the state (such as it is upstate). Rudy will also represent the party that tried to impeach Bubba, a President quite popular in NY. It will be interesting to see how Hillary does upstate. If she does at all well there, Rudy's toast. And Rudy has already gotten on the wrong side of Gov Pataki. If Pataki withholds the support of his organization, Rudy could have some problems. Sure, he'll get the vote of all those welfare-pimp farmers and the white trash, but will that offset NO black votes, NO hispanic votes, NO white liberal votes, and at least a split of the female and Jewish vote? You never can tell. By the way, I moved up here from the DC area in late October, and caught the tail end of the D'Amato/Schumer race. It certainly was quite entertaining, almost as entertaining as Ollie North/Chuck Robb. There's nothing like a convicted felon running for office, especially against someone with bimbotosis! Maybe the Hilary/Rudy race will be as entertaining as last November's race. Oops, I know this site is for LL/TN stuff, so I'll shut up now. If I've strayed too far from the path, please accept my apologies, Mr Tenant Net!
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