Sometimes the best candidate does not win. The positions of McCain and Rudy G are nearly identical. Team Rudy ran an inept campaign that squandered a good lead.
The classic media elite critique of Kerik's ethics is amusing. Kerik's ethical lapses were trivial compared to those of the Clintons such as selling Pardons. Moreover, Kerik unlike Janet Reno was a capable effective leader. The accounting BS with the security detail also was trivial compared to the fiasco of selling Pardons, stealing furniture and cattle futures. None of the scandals remotely involved Rudy lining his pocket.
The media elite seem to have two standards of idiocy for the Clintons and their left wing darling of the moment Obama. We have heard idiotic comments about Romney grandfather being a polygamist and zero media scrutiny of similar charges of the same idiocy of Barak Obama Sr.
We have had collective anti Mormon hysteria while giving a free pass to the rather odious views of Obama Sr's pastor who praises Farakhan.
Rudy failed to give voters a reason to vote for him. Even I as an ardent self described Rudy Republican could not point to anything substantially different in his positions and those of McCains. The greatest failure of team Rudy was not highlighting his can do attitude. This was Rudy's best quality and those who have seen him in action understand it.
Many readers of this blog mistake me for a conservative. I do not describe myself as such, nor do I disparage conservatives in general. The demented monomanaiacal Iraq and Jooooo obsession even has inane far left types calling Allan Dershowitz a Conservative. This may be compared to Trotsky, Hugo Chavez or Mao.
People also get the wrong impression based upon my anti-communism. Communism is a double affront to me as a American of Jewish heritage. Communists despite long winded double talk do seek the violent over throw of the US government, class genocide and property theft. A real American should say "Get you paws of my wallet you stinking commie apes" in the similar tones to Heston in Planet of the Apes.
On a special note Jews should view commies in a similar manner to the way Black people view KKK types. With rare exception when one scratches an anti semite one smells the stench of Communists. Communists have a clear record of stoking populist anti-semitism to further their own ends. Typical examples of this are word games with Zionist, Neocon that are thinly diguised communist populist anti semitism. The demented duck frequently calls Elie Wiesel a "shoah pimp". He forgets that the overwhelming majority of Jews are zionist. The rare exception are an odd Hasidic sect despised by the rest of the Jews. Communists despite their protests are not Jews or Americans in any definition.