posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 02:08 PM
Publicity is a powerful tool. I never cease to marvel how one person, or another, can be thrust into the spotlight by the news media and, then,
garner the respect of the American people. Perhaps the American people are desperately seeking a "hero" or a "champion"? Nevertheless, Rudy
Giuliani, in my opinion, is such a figure.
To put it simply, Mr. Giuliani was a mayor of New York City who performed admirably under a difficult situation. In other words, he did his job.
When 9/11 occurred, Mr. Giuliani did what any mayor should have done; he was omni-present in the disaster area, he made regular appearances on
the local news to reassure his citizens and he remained a calming influence for not only New Yorkers but for the rest of the country.
But does this mean that he is a "hero"? He only did what would be expected of a mayor in the light of a disaster in his city.
I'm certain that Mr. Giuliani was a fine administrator. After all, being an administrator -- a "paper pusher", if you will -- is what is expected
of a mayor or, for that matter, the head of a beuracratic entity -- the City of New York. But does this really make him a prime choice for the
presidency? He's just a man who happened to do "the right things" at the "right time". If 9/11 did not happen, would anyone be considering Rudy
Giuliani for presidential candidacy?