Read this and try not to laugh too hard:
In the Republican race, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently made clear his intentions to seek the presidency, has expanded his lead over Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Giuliani holds a 2 to 1 advantage over McCain among Republicans, according to the poll, more than tripling his margin of a month ago.White evangelicals? For a Catholic Mayor of New York City who, as I like to remind my conservative friends: was living with a gay couple while he was getting a divorce from his second wife, a separation he announced to the media before he told her, and was cheating on her with his now third wife down the hall from where his kids were living in the mayor's mansion?
The principal reason was a shift among white evangelical Protestants, who now clearly favor Giuliani over McCain. Giuliani is doing well among this group of Americans despite his support of abortion rights and gay rights, two issues of great importance to religious conservatives. McCain opposes abortion rights.
Ok. I am sure that Christian Right support will last. All people know about Rudy is 9/11. And the truth is even much different than the myth on that one too (nice move, after the 1993 World Trade Center attack, choosing that as your counterterrorist HQ).
My pal Howie Klein has more on Rudy's habit of cross-dressing.
One more note. I hope Robert Greenwald's and my efforts with The Real McCain have been responsible for some of McCain's crashing poll numbers, but Rudy is an even worse choice for the Right for the reasons stated. It's still McCain's--as he has all the Bush people and Establishment GOP support--unless Jeb gets into the race (but by the time we're done, McCain may not want it).