Maybe GOP Voters Should Consult New Yorkers for Thoughts on Rudy

| Mon May 14, 2007 3:23 PM EDT

The New York Daily News has conducted a poll in which it asked New Yorkers who they thought was a better mayor and a better potential president -- current Mayor Michael Bloomberg or former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The results? Bloomberg in a landslide. For both.

Who is/was a better mayor -- Bloomberg 56%, Giuliani 29%.

Who would make a better president -- Bloomberg 46%, Giuliani 29%.

Now I know that New York is a heavily Democratic city, but if America's love affair with Rudy Giuliani is based on the fact that he "protected us" or "showed us strength" on 9/11, what does it say if the people who needed protection most, and who needed to see strength the most, don't like the man? Shouldn't it be a requirement if running for office that the last people you governed are satisfied with your performance?

Actually, if that was the case, Romney and McCain would be out too.

Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton would be just fine. For some reason, I can't find numbers on Obama, but I'd bet he's doing just fine in his home state.

Update: Yes, I know Bloomberg is technically a Republican, but he was a life-long Democrat before he ran and is about as liberal as any "Republican" can be. He's well-liked across party lines because of his effectiveness. That's why I once called him post-partisan.