Why Rudy Will Leave the Bubble

Maybe the question shouldn’t be why Rudy Giuliani should run for president, but why not?

RudyBlogger reacted to Jason Horowitz’s piece about the beginning of the end of the post-9/11 Giuliani bubble by comparing the former mayor to Douglas MacArthur and Colin Powell — national heroes who wound up sidelined after opting for “popularity over a down-and-dirty run for the presidency.”

The conclusion:

Our political system has but one currency and that is power. Not popularity, but power. And you either have it or you don’t. (Certainly Rudy-watchers must concede that power is something Hizzoner understands.) When it comes to making your mark in history, there is still no substitute for the Presidency.

— Josh Benson

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