Rudy Giuliani’s endorsement of Marco Rubio is one of the most obvious -- and delightful -- cases of political revenge in a long while. In July 2007, Gov.
Rudy Giuliani’s endorsement of Marco Rubio is one of the most obvious — and delightful — cases of political revenge in a long while. In July 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) promised his endorsement to Giuliani. At the time, the former mayor of New York City was way ahead in the Florida presidential primary polls. As Mark Halperin and John Heilemann tell it in “Game Change”:
When Crist arrived, Giuliani made his appeal–and was thrilled with the reply.
“I’d like to support you,” Crist said.
… Giuliani’s team so valued their new prize that they proceeded to build their entire fall strategy around it.
Then, in October, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a one-on-one meeting with Crist, convincing him that Giuliani couldn’t win.
A few weeks later, in early November, the Giuliani people got the word from Florida that Crist’s endorsement was being suspended until further notice. Giuliani tried to reach Crist, but he was out of the country, on a Latin American trade mission — having taken Giuliani’s nomination strategy with him.
Now, Crist is sagging in the polls in his Senate run. Giuliani gets to stick the knife in him.
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School of Hock
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